UniCarriers has developed the new Driver Presence Sensor® (DPS) – an ergonomic alternative to the dead man’s switch on order picking trucks.
The DPS covers the truck’s entire working platform – improving both operator ergonomics and safety. Trucks are activated ready to operate as soon as the sensor technology detects the driver's presence based on their weight. 20kg will activate the truck, consequently there is no longer a need for a dead man's switch with a fixed position, which limits the machine driver's freedom of movement. This new technology is fitted to models in the new EP generation of UniCarriers order pickers.