Digital SideEye is designed specifically for on-road trucks and buses, and is compatible to both left-hand and right-hand drive vehicles. It prioritizes safety and meets regulatory requirements, as evidenced by the certification from the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt – KBA). To meet the Direct Vision Standard required in London, the United Kingdom, the system can be expanded with an external speaker. Overall, Digital SideEye is a reliable solution for increasing operational efficiency while ensuring compliance with local regulations.
Lane Change Assistant
When the vehicle speed is above 19 mph (30 km/h), Digital SideEye alerts the driver when overtaking vehicles are detected in the adjacent lane. Stationary objects such as guard rails or concrete barriers are ignored to minimize false alerts. As a Lance Change Assistant, Digital SideEye is optimized to minimize blind spot collisions during lane changes and merging.
The driver always has a view of the lane beside the truck via the camera monitor system. If a vehicle is in the detection zone, a red warning signal is displayed to alert the driver. When the driver uses his passenger side turn-signal, the alarm sound is additionally activated to increase the danger level awareness of the driver as soon as a vehicle is in the detection zone. Thanks to the system, the driver knows if vehicles are driving next to his truck and whether he can change lanes with confidence. SideEye therefore reduces lane change accidents.
Analog version of SideEye
In addition to a digital version of SideEye, Stoneridge-Orlaco offers an analog version of the turn assist system. This version can be integrated seamlessly with on-board truck displays. Through the SRD interface box, radar alerts and visual overlays are directly incorporated on the existing display.