Orlaco Introduces Smart Cameras For Mirrorless Trucks

Indianapolis, IN (April 21, 2016) – In the technological race for the first fully mirrorless truck, the upcoming introduction of MirrorEye by Dutch company Orlaco is poised to add a new dimension. This intelligent camera system is to be introduced to the market in 2017 and will not only replace the side mirror, it will also improve overall performance.

MirrorEye consists of two High Definition (HD) cameras placed on either side of the cabin. The driver can view the camera images on a split screen HD monitor in the window stile, providing him with an optimum view of road users alongside the truck or at an acute angle behind the truck.



Night vision, automatic panning and overtaking detection
Although other players in the automotive industry have joined the race to be the first to introduce a mirrorless truck, Orlaco has a few surprises up its sleeve for when the system is introduced to the market next year. The distinctive feature that MirrorEye has to offer is night vision to give drivers a better view of surrounding night traffic. The MirrorEye vision solution also includes a panning function: the cameras automatically adjust when turning or reversing, providing drivers with a better view whilst performing these manoeuvres. Finally, MirrorEye will alert the driver as to whether the adjacent lane is occupied by another road user when he needs to change lanes.

Improving road safety
“It was never our objective to replace the mirror,” explains Orlaco CEO Henrie van Beusekom. ‘What we wanted to do was improve road safety, which is something we have been working on for years and MirrorEye is a new, big step forward. What we do is utilise all the technological possibilities to provide drivers with extra vision when they need it the most, i.e. at night, in bad weather conditions and during specific manoeuvres. We are convinced that this will lead to a decrease in serious accidents involving trucks.”

About Orlaco
Each year, Orlaco produces more than 150,000 camera systems for earth moving machinery, trucks, cranes, forklift trucks, the shipping industry and emergency vehicles. Orlaco exports its products to 72 countries and boasts a clientele that includes all the major transportation brands and sector suppliers. The development of MirrorEye was carried out in collaboration with Stoneridge. Orlaco and this leading international supplier of information systems for company vehicles, trucks, buses and cars, have collaborated with each other in the past. In the coming years, they will introduce various innovative camera and monitoring systems to the market. Stoneridge will be responsible for the system and display inside the truck while Orlaco will provide the cameras.Each year, Orlaco produces more than 150,000 camera systems for earth moving machinery, trucks, cranes, forklift trucks, the shipping industry and emergency vehicles. Orlaco exports its products to 72 countries and boasts a clientele that includes all the major transportation brands and sector suppliers. The development of MirrorEye was carried out in collaboration with Stoneridge. Orlaco and this leading international supplier of information systems for company vehicles, trucks, buses and cars, have collaborated with each other in the past. In the coming years, they will introduce various innovative camera and monitoring systems to the market. Stoneridge will be responsible for the system and display inside the truck while Orlaco will provide the cameras.

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