Mercedes-Benz Actros gets MirrorCam replacing wing mirror
New Delhi: German auto manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has introduced MirrorCam in its Actros truck replacing the rear-view mirrors. This is claimed to be the first in use in long-haul trucks.
The MirrorCam improves all-round visibility and facilates manoeuvring and cornering for the Actros trucks, enhancing safety. The company is testing the new technology since June 2019.
The MirrorCam in Actros trucks consists of two cameras mounted on the left and right of the roof frame, while there are two upright monitors mounted on the A-pillars in the driver’s cab and control elements in the door module and in the secondary display as well. Also there are buttons on the passenger side and by the bed to switch on the MirrorCam when the engine is switched off.
The images transmitted by the cameras are transferred to the twin 15.2-inch monitors with a resolution of 720×1920 pixels, claims the automaker.
The MirrorCam assists the driver while reversing and the display then changes to a special manoeuvring view. As Mercedes-Benz says, reversing around corners becomes easier with the new technology. This view is automatically activated when reverse gear is engaged and is still displayed when driving forwards up to a speed of 10 kmph or until it is deactivated with a button.