Hauling Industry News

Tech company petitions FMCSA to allow camera systems to replace mirrors on trucks

By Pulltarps Mfg | September 25, 2019

Story by Matt Cole / www.overdriveonline.com

Another technology company that manufactures mirrorless rearview camera systems for trucks is petitioning the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to allow its system to be used on trucks in the United States.

Vision Systems North America (VSNA) is asking FMCSA to allow carriers to operate trucks equipped with its Smart-Vision high-definition camera monitoring system as an alternative to the two rearview mirrors required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). FMCSA granted a similar request late last year to Stoneridge for its MirrorEye system.

VSNA says its Smart-Vision system provides the same functionality and view as traditional mirrors but with high-definition cameras and interior displays. The system consists of multiple digital cameras mounted high on the exterior of trucks, enclosed in aerodynamic packaging to protect the cameras. Each camera presents a high-definition image to the driver through a monitor mounted on each A-pillar in the cab.