Truck Blind Spots Eliminated With 360 Degree Camera
Brigade Electronics has launched its Smarteye 360 degree camera system to the North American commercial truck market.
Brigade Electronics has launched its Smarteye 360 degree camera system to the North American commercial truck market. Smarteye is a camera system that eradicates blind spots and greatly reduces collisions because of a bird’s eye view of the entire vehicle and its immediate surroundings.
Comprising four cameras placed around the vehicle, Smarteye technology works by “stitching” each image together to provide a complete and accurate panoramic view from above. Each camera’s ultrawide angle and 187 degree lens renders a realistic, light-balanced video image displayed in real time on a high-definition cab monitor—with program option to highlight the area of greatest risk.
As part of a controlled experiment, the Smarteye system was given a test. A driver was tasked with reversing a truck with all of its windows blacked-out. With the system installed, extreme caution, and a slow, steady pace, the challenge was easily completed in complete safety.
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