CALGARY, June 1, 2005 -- Owner-operators and trucking companies can dramatically reduce their risk for costly deer collisions with a new product now available in Canada. In independent beta testing, The Hornet Deer Avoidance System reduced deer collisions by 70%.
The electronic system mounts on the front grill of a rig, drawing a low amount of power from the truck's battery. It emits a high-frequency, directional sonic wave that bounces ahead off the roadway. This wave alerts deer and most other animals up to a half kilometer away that something large and loud is approaching. That provides more time and distance to avoid deer/vehicle collisions.