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Stoneridge Inc. has partnered with Shell Lubricants and AirFlow Truck Co. by fitting its MirrorEye camera monitoring system on the hyper-fuel efficient truck, the Starship Initiative.
Stoneridge’s MirrorEye mirror replacement system not only improves safety by diminishing blind spots, but can also allow for the removal of side mirrors altogether to achieve a more streamlined and fuel-efficient vehicle, the company says. Benefits highlighted by the company include blind spot reduction, full color night vision, trailer panning, expanded fields of view and a high definition camera and display technology.
“Stoneridge is proud to be a part of this leading venture in efficiency. Our MirrorEye system provides a solution to the safety and fuel economy challenges facing commercial vehicles and fleets while providing a platform for future growth adjacencies,” commented Jon DeGaynor, president and chief executive officer of Stoneridge Inc. “The future of safety and emissions technologies is here, and MirrorEye is at the forefront.”
“MirrorEye provides such a great field of view,” said Sliwa, principal owner and designer of AirFlow Truck Co. and designer of the Starship truck. “The night vision capability blows traditional mirrors out of the water and the aerodynamic design of the cameras helps to keep rain water off of the lenses so you always have a clear view. The look-down camera and monitor virtually eliminated the front passenger side blind spot of the tractor which made for a much safer ride.”
The Starship recently completed a cross-country run to demonstrate the fuel-saving capabilities of the truck. Read more about the run here.