Synectics Security, distributor for Stoneridge-Orlaco’s MirrorEye camera monitoring system, has launched the product into the UK market following its approval by the Vehicle Certification Agency. It will be fitted onto Alexander Dennis’ (ADL’s) Enviro buses.
MirrorEye replaces traditional mirrors on buses with integrated digital cameras and monitors in an effort to improve driver visibility and reduce the risk of mirror collisions.
“Day or night, whatever the light or weather conditions, MirrorEye is designed to deliver a clear, high-resolution image of exactly what drivers need to see to keep themselves and their passengers safe – without any need for constant mirror adjustments or any worry over potential damage,” says Chief Business Development Officer at Stoneridge-Orlaco, Miquel Boudin. “It is perfect for the UK coach and bus market. We, therefore, needed the perfect integration partner to reach that market. With its experience in the industry, technical knowledge and long-standing customer relationships, Synectics Security was the obvious choice for us.”
Adds Greg Price, Head of On-Vehicle Sales at Synectics Security: “Our partnership with Stoneridge-Orlaco, coupled with our vast experience in seamless security and surveillance system integration for coach and bus, means we had the perfect team in place to help ADL receive its certification with MirrorEye, and, moving forward, that we have the knowledge and experience to ensure any customer seeking to leverage this new technology can easily do so.”
Camera monitoring systems have been approved by Transport for London as part of its Vision Zero action plan and Bus Safety Standard for new buses in the Capital, and the Department for Transport has ruled that systems can now be retrofitted.