Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Stakeholder Comments Mostly Endorse Trading Rearview Mirrors for Camera Systems

Rearview camera A MirrorEye camera monitor system display inside a heavy-duty truck. (Orlaco Products)

Despite some cautionary notes, public comment on a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration advanced notice of proposed rulemaking largely favored permitting camera-based, rear-visibility systems to replace mirrors on light vehicles and heavy trucks.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 20, 2019
Business, Technology

MEKRA Lang Launches New Digital Vision System

MEKRA Lang's Joe DeMartino MEKRA Lang's Joe DeMartino by Anneliese Mahoney/Transport Topics

ATLANTA — MEKRA Lang launched a new digital vision system at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show, announcing the sideview-mirror replacements will be standard equipment on Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

NHTSA Seeks Comments on Rear-Visibility Camera Systems

MirrorEye view MirrorEye side-view display by Stoneridge Inc.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is seeking comments on an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking that could lead to camera-based, rear-visibility systems replacing mirrors on heavy trucks and cars.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 16, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Regulators Want to Know if Cameras Should Replace Car Mirrors

Camera mirror Troy Harvey/Bloomberg News

Drivers in the U.S. may one day no longer have to crane their necks to check their blind spots if regulators agree to let high-tech cameras and screens replace the humble side-view mirror.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
October 9, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Digital Dashboard Cameras Gaining Truckers' Acceptance

Dashboard Cameras A KeepTruckin dashboard camera is installed. (KeepTruckin via YouTube)

As digital technology in trucking grows, so, too, do the ways it can be combined.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Video Insights

Lytx onboard cam Onboard cameras, such as the DriveCam from Lytx, are giving fleets greater visibility across their operations. (Lytx)

Traditional truck telematics systems offer fleet managers a lot of data on the performance of their drivers and vehicles, but integrating onboard cameras can provide valuable information that those systems can’t capture on their own, according to technology suppliers.

Katie Pyzyk | Contributing Writer
August 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Class 8 Commercial Rigs Should Do Away With Mirrors

MirrorEye camera monitor system MirrorEye camera monitor system (Stoneridge)

It’s time that Class 8 commercial trucks deployed high-tech cameras instead of the assortment of mirrors — rearview, down view and blind spot — found on today’s tractors.

Phil Romba | Contributing Writer
July 20, 2018
Business, Technology

Trucking Firms Find Success, Challenges With Driver Cameras


A growing number of carriers are outfitting their trucks with dual-lens cameras that simultaneously capture video of the road ahead and the driver at the wheel.

Rick Romell | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 19, 2016
Business, Technology

Trucking Firms Gain Liability Protection Through Use of Video Onboard Cameras (includes video)

Lytx Inc.

A growing number of fleets are installing onboard video cameras in their trucks to monitor driver behavior and improve safety, but another key benefit — liability protection — also is playing a central role in the proliferation of that technology.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 17, 2015
Business, Technology

Stoneridge, Orlaco Create Alliance for Mirror Systems

Trucking supplier Stoneridge and Orlaco BV, a maker of vehicle camera systems, announced an alliance to develop, make and sell electronic mirror replacement systems for commercial and off-road vehicles.

July 24, 2015