The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has approved Stoneridge, Inc.’s application to use its MirrorEye™ Camera Monitor System as an alternative to the rear-vision mirrors that are currently in use on commercial vehicles. This 5-year approval applies only to the MirrorEye™ CMS – making it the only system that allows for complete removal of traditional mirrors in the United States.
Jon DeGaynor, President and CEO, Stoneridge, said “This decision will help bring an innovative driver vision technology to market that will greatly improve the safety of everyone who shares the road. The MirrorEye Camera Monitor System empowers truck drivers to avoid potential collisions by the elimination of certain blind spots, expansion of their field of view and increased awareness of the truck’s surroundings. This exemption allows our customers to fully recognize both the safety and fuel economy benefits of MirrorEye.”
He went on to say “Thank you to the leaders in the trucking industry who have tested, provided input, and helped validate the effectiveness and reliability of this safety technology. Stoneridge would like to especially acknowledge the American Trucking Associations (ATA), Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), Trucking Alliance, Spangenberg Partners and numerous individuals of the trucking community who have supported our mission of improved safety.”
Stephen Fox, Vice President of Business Development for Stoneridge, stated “MirrorEye technology was designed and improved based on real input from commercial vehicles drivers during testing. We have collected a tremendous amount of data and challenged the system in real-life scenarios. We are fully confident MirrorEye CMS will provide exceptional reliability and resolve many of the safety issues commercial vehicle drivers currently face.”
FMCSA Approves Exemption for Stoneridge, Inc.’s MirrorEye™ Camera Monitor System