KLLM Transport Services and Frozen Food Express (FFE) announced the intention to make Stoneridge's MirrorEye Camera Monitor System (CMS) part of their equipment specifications for all of its new vehicles with an expectation to achieve 1,000 installations in 2023.
"MirrorEye represents a tremendous step forward in terms of technical sophistication for the KLLM/FFE fleets," said Wilson Risinger, vice president of safety for KLLM/FFE in a statement. "Throughout the validation period, our drivers have told us that the reduction of blind spots, better night vision, and visibility in inclement weather situations, along with the ability to see the end of the trailer consistently through turns, have made operations less stressful and, most importantly, safer. ... We look forward to incorporating MirrorEye on all new truck builds and retrofitting a significant number of our existing trucks with the technology in the near-term."
MirrorEye is the first camera monitor system to receive an exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) allowing MirrorEye-equipped trucks to operate on the road without mirrors, improving visibility and aerodynamic efficiency. MirrorEye replaces a truck's mirrors with external digital cameras encased in roof-mounted folding wings and high-resolution displays mounted on the A-pillars inside the cab. Key features include heated lenses, active color night-vision, automated "panning" to keep the trailer wheels in view, enlarged "zoom" views, and infrared "spotlight" for improved docking visibility, and optional video recording.