Podcast: The potential benefits of replacing truck mirrors with cameras

Podcast: The potential benefits of replacing truck mirrors with cameras

In today’s Fleet Future podcast, I spoke with two members of Stoneridge, a company that makes MirrorEye, a system through which mirrors on the sides of trucks are replaced by cameras, which the company says provides greater visibility and improved aerodynamics.

The system received an FMCSA exemption, meaning fleets can replace mirrors on their trucks with these cameras without being in violation of any regulations, and Stoneridge says it is working with several OEMs on offering retrofits of the system.

Jon DeGaynor, president and CEO of Stoneridge; and Brad Corrodi, vice president of fleet products and services, joined the podcast to talk over the benefits of the system and the experience that fleets and drivers have had so far. Hear what they had to say in the episode below, and catch up with past podcasts here.

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