The ROSHO Turning assistant system

ROSHO TurnCAM® for more safety when bending

Intelligent assistant eliminates the blind spot

The blind spot repeatedly puts truck and bus drivers in difficult situations: When turning off, cyclists, scooters and pedestrians are often only visible at the last second. The new trend of e-scooters makes the situation even worse. The TurnCAM® from ROSHO provides additional safety when turning: The turn-off assistant for retrofitting automatically detects critical traffic situations and warns the driver in good time. The system is based on a specially developed side camera and intelligent image processing. The close-up area to the right of the vehicle is monitored. If the TurnCAM® system detects a person or an object in the danger zone, it informs the driver with an optical and acoustic warning signal.

Retrofit the turn-off assistant now and use the conveyor

As the ROSHO TurnCAM® consists of only a few, high-performance components, retrofitting for buses, trucks and special vehicles such as refuse trucks is possible without any problems. The turn-off assistant consists of a special wide-angle camera, a detection box, a vehicle display and a small loudspeaker for visual and acoustic warnings. The system is linked to the turn signal and optionally to other signals. ROSHO TurnCAM® thus meets and exceeds the technical requirements of the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (BMVI) for turn-off assistance systems. The General Operating License (ABE), valid throughout Europe, has already been issued following a complex DEKRA test procedure. Thus TurnCAM® is one of the first officially approved and eligible systems on European roads. Now you can rely on more safety, use the state support of up to 80 % and avoid legal regulations!

Turning assistant ROSHO TurnCAM®: Your advantages at a glance

  • Monitored...

    the right lateral close range with a special camera

  • Analyzed...

    the traffic situations with intelligent image processing

  • Realizes...

    dangers from cyclists, pedestrians and objects in the blind spot

  • Warning...

    the driver with optical and acoustic signals

  • Developed...

    for the special requirements in trucks and buses

  • fulfilled...

    all technical requirements of the BMVI

What our customers say

Martin C.

Martin C.

Logistics operator from Bremen

"As the owner of a logistics company with a fleet of 30 trucks, I know that our drivers have to deal with dangerous traffic situations every day. Since we have been using Rosho’s turn-off assistance systems, the blind spot is a thing of the past. We can recommend the systems without reservation."

Herbert W.

Herbert W.

Authorized signatory bus company from Neustadt am Rübenberge

"After one of our buses collided with a cyclist, in which the cyclist was thankfully only slightly injured, we decided never to take such a risk again. Since then all our buses have been equipped with Rosho‘s turn-off assistance system. I would particularly like to highlight the excellent service provided by Mr Schimmels’ team. Simply TOP!"

Bernd M.

Bernd M.

Operations manager technology from Celle

"We have been working with the Rosho company for 4 years now and are absolutely satisfied."

Marta Z.

Marta Z.

Operation planner vehicles from Hannover

"Rosho offers the most reliable and technically advanced turn-off systems for every need."

When will the turn-off assistant become mandatory for trucks and buses?

Constant risk of accidents from trucks and buses

Buses and trucks are not the most frequent causes of accidents – but accidents involving large vehicles are often particularly serious. In 2018, these caused over 21,000 accidents involving personal injury in Germany. According to estimates by the insurers’ accident research, 38 turning accidents involving trucks and cyclists alone were fatal in the same year. Even if the outcome is not serious, bus and truck drivers are always at least partly to blame – the reason is the so-called operational hazard.

EU-wide obligation for turn-off assistants

Politicians are reacting to this situation: EU legislators have decided that from 2022 turn-off assistants such as ROSHO TurnCAM® will be mandatory in all new truck and bus models; from 2024 all new vehicles must have the systems in place ex works. An obligation to retrofit existing vehicles is currently being discussed and could soon become reality: The Federal Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (BMVI) and the Federal Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer are pressing for a quick implementation and advocate a voluntary retrofit.

Voluntary conversion comes before coercion

As part of the BMVI’s “Aktion Abbiegeassisten” (Turning Assistants Campaign), official vehicles are being retrofitted; numerous companies are also participating. Our “turn-off assistant campaign” already has well over 100 safety partners after just one year. This is a big step towards more traffic safety on our roads. Because turn-off assistance systems can save lives,” says Minister Scheuer. Since 2018, numerous logistics companies and all major food chains have participated – and the trend is rising: “Johanniter is now the first aid organisation to join the campaign. Since July 2019, we have also brought on board many municipal companies, cities, districts, and the Landesbetrieb Straßenbau NRW as new partners”. Transport Minister Scheuer welcomes the commitment of small, large, municipal and private companies: “They are all role models and life savers. Because we have a common responsibility: every turn-off assistant counts!

Strict requirements, attractive funding

The BVMI has issued binding specifications for turn-off assistance systems. These include, for example, a precisely defined coverage area. This covers a rectangle of 0.9 to 2.5 meters from the side of the vehicle. So far, the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has only issued a general operating permit (ABE) for a few turn-off assistance systems. ROSHO’s TurnCAM® turn-off assistant has passed the complex test procedure at DEKRA, fully complies with the instructions and guidelines of the BMVI and is one of the first certified systems. It is therefore also part of the BMVI’s support programme: the ministry intends to provide 10 million euros each year until 2024 to support the equipping and retrofitting of trucks with turn-off assistants.

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How does the turn-off assistant for trucks and buses work?

Reliable and low maintenance: ROSHO TurnCAM®

The ROSHO TurnCAM® cornering assistance system consists of a few reliable components: A specially developed wide-angle camera is mounted on the right-hand side of the vehicle and records the close-up area to the side of the vehicle. It registers every moving object in the danger zone.

Intelligently linked with vehicle data

The Detection Box has a recognition function for the side camera and intelligent image processing. It controls the vehicle display, which shows an optical warning in case of danger and can also be used as a reversing monitor. The additional acoustic warning function is switched on and off by means of a small loudspeaker using the indicator signal or other GPIO signals.

Optionally, the system can be extended to include the speedometer/tacho signal, the door signal on buses and connection to an analogue steering angle sensor. This means that the acoustic signal does not sound every time a bicycle passes, but only in really critical situations. This ensures the driver’s attention for the warning.

This is how the ROSHO TurnCAM® turn-off assistant warns

When ROSHO TurnCAM® is used in buses, for example, visual and/or acoustic warnings are given in various dangerous situations:

Signal indicator right

  • Acoustic signal active
  • Optical signal active

Die erste Funktion des Abbiegeassistenten.

Straight ahead

  • Acoustic signal inactive
  • Optical signal active

Die geradeausfahrt Funktion des Abbiegeassistenten.

Approach on bus stop bay

  • Acoustic signal active
  • Optical signal active

Verhalten des Abbiegeassistenten bei Anfahrt auf Haltestellenbucht mit Blinker.

Signal indicator right

  • Acoustic signal inactive
  • Optical signal active

Bei Stopp in der Haltestellenbucht ohne Warnblinker.

This is how turn-off assistants differ

Radar, ultrasound or camera?

Three types of assistance systems are common on the market: Radar, ultrasound and camera. Radar and ultrasound systems have several sensors attached to the vehicle. These provide measured values about the vehicle’s surroundings and warn with an acoustic signal or warning light if a road user or object is in the danger zone. Some systems also integrate a simple camera for additional protection, which is displayed on a separate monitor.

Our solution: simple and intelligent

ROSHO deliberately takes a different approach: with TurnCAM® we rely on a single, specially developed wide-angle camera that covers the entire danger zone. The Detection Box with its highly developed software reliably and with maximum accuracy detects cyclists, pedestrians and objects in motion. On the clearly arranged monitor, the situation is easily recognizable. In addition, the acoustic signal is only triggered in certain situations. The system is therefore far less complex and therefore less susceptible to maintenance and errors than other systems – and thanks to the continuously improved software, it will always be up-to-date in the future. In addition, the comparatively simple installation reduces your costs.

Select your turn-off assistant

Robust and durable components

Different monitors can be connected to the TurnCAM® Detection Box – for example the 7″ monitor LCM 703T in an elegant, very flat and robust design housing for the use in buses and trucks. Another option is the 10.4″ metal monitor LCM 1006 for the connection of up to two cameras or video sources for mounting at the driver’s workplace or at the front flap above the driver. Depending on the configuration, the display can also be used for the rear view camera.

The powerful SK 1708M wide-angle camera with its 180° viewing angle detects any possible danger in the area of the detection zone. It has an extremely robust design and is resistant to dust, dirt, rain and frost. An adapter provides a non-reflective camera image so that the driver has a better overview of the situation on the side of the vehicle. On request, our ROSHO installation team will install the system directly in your vehicles.

Turn-off assistants for trucks and special vehicles

Turn-off assistants for buses

From practice: DAU BUS relies on ROSHO TurnCAM

Securing funding for turn-off assistants in commercial vehicles and buses

80% Subsidy from the state

The Federal Ministry of Transport (BMVI) provides financial support for the equipment and retrofitting of turn-off assistants in Germany with its “turn-off assistance systems” funding programme. Subsidies amounting to 10 million euros have been promised for 2019. The plan is to make the same amount available annually up to and including 2024. In individual cases, this means that up to 80% of the costs for the turn-off assistant – a maximum of €1,500 – will be subsidized, including installation.

Which vehicles will be subsidised?

The programme covers commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight over 3.5 tonnes and buses with more than nine seats. Prerequisite: The vehicles must be purchased and operated in Germany on a commercial, public-law or non-profit basis. As ROSHO TurnCAM® has already received a general operating licence from the Federal Motor Transport Authority, the most important criteria have already been met.

Subsidy for vehicles subject to tolls

In Germany, trucks over 7.5 tonnes subject to tolls can be subsidised from the toll revenues by means of a de minimis subsidy, which is also attractive. Since an obligation to retrofit with turn-off assistants is still under discussion, the time is now particularly favourable for voluntary, subsidised retrofitting. We would be happy to advise you on the choice of the appropriate ROSHO TurnCAM® system and on how to take full advantage of your subsidy opportunities.

The liner and charter company DAU BUS from Barsinghausen near Hanover has tested ROSHO’s TurnCAM® in practice. Operations manager Andreas Böltau reports on his experiences.

Your conclusion to the test?

Initial experience has shown that the ROSHO TurnCAM® certainly supports the driver.

How clear is turning with buses without assistance systems?

In the front right-hand area next to the vehicle, the bus driver sees relatively little – even in an empty bus. When it’s full, of course it gets worse.

What does the TurnCAM® from ROSHO do?

The additional visibility from the outside very nicely covers the blind spot created by the mirror. This is helpful when turning and gives a bit more safety.

ROSHO – Your manufacturer of intelligent cornering assistance systems

With many years of experience in assistance and safety systems as well as multimedia solutions for commercial vehicles, ROSHO Automotive Solutions is one of the leading specialists for cornering assistance systems in Germany.

ROSHO offers camera, video and multimedia solutions that are perfectly adapted to the various vehicle deployment scenarios. We cover all leading manufacturers with their current vehicle types – and also make individual special solutions possible.

We make it easy for you to equip your vehicles with powerful, innovative camera and assistance technology. For the protection of health and material assets, for the benefit of your and our customers, and to increase road safety.

You have the challenge. We have the solution.

How can we help you?

Would you like to equip trucks, buses or other commercial vehicles with a turn-off assistant? ROSHO offers you the uncomplicated solution. Please feel free to ask us your questions!

Unser Abbiegesystem ist DEKRA zertifiziert.         

What our customers say

Martin C. berichtet von seinen postiven Erfahrungen die er mit den Abbiegeassistenzsystemen von Rosho gemacht hat.

“As the owner of a logistics company with a fleet of 30 trucks, I know that our drivers have to deal with dangerous traffic situations every day. Since we have been using Rosho’s turn-off assistance systems, the blind spot is a thing of the past. We can recommend the systems without reservation.”

Martin C.
Logistics operator from Bremen

Herbert W. berichtet von seinen postiven Erfahrungen die er mit den Abbiegeassistenzsystemen von Rosho gemacht hat.

“After one of our buses collided with a cyclist, in which the cyclist was thankfully only slightly injured, we decided never to take such a risk again. Since then all our buses have been equipped with Rosho’s turn-off assistance system. I would particularly like to highlight the excellent service provided by Mr Schimmels’ team. Simply TOP!”

Herbert W.
Authorized signatory bus company from Neustadt am Rübenberge

Bernd M. berichtet von seinen postiven Erfahrungen die er mit den Abbiegeassistenzsystemen von Rosho gemacht hat.“We’ve been working with Rosho for 4 years now and we are absolutely satisfied.”

Bernd M.
Operations Manager Technology from Celle

“Rosho offers the most reliable and technically advanced turn-off systems for every need.”

Marta Z.
Operations planner vehicles from Hannover