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  1. MCB Uses Orlaco System on DAF Trucks

    MCB Uses Orlaco System on DAF Trucks

    MCB, the metal wholesaler based in Valkenswaard in the Netherlands, is having its entire vehicle fleet fitted with an Orlaco camera system. The De Burgh DAF dealer in Eindhoven is currently busy installing the cameras on all 70 DAF tractor units, plus a further 105 semi-trailers. "Our work on our customers' premises often involves reversing in, and effectively you're reversing into a big black hole. This camera lets you see exactly what is going on inside, which makes the system ideal for...

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  2. One in two cyclists don't know where the blind spot is

    One in two cyclists don't know where the blind spot is

    Research shows that nearly 50% of adults don't know where a truck's blind spot is or where cyclists should position themselves in order to be safe when cycling near a large vehicle. 46% of all serious accidents involving the blind spot have a fatal outcome. And this happens despite the fact that cameras can easily be used to provide real-time coverage of blind spots. Research into how adult cyclists and bystanders approach the blind spots of large vehicles in traffic has shown that almost...

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  3. A growing number of accidents are being caused by people not being able to see properly when working on the road:

    A growing number of accidents are being caused by people not being able to see properly when working on the road:

    Poor visibility, cramped working conditions, time pressure, traffic racing past — experts say that people put their life at risk when working on a road sweeper. "Although it looks like an easy job, it isn't." An accident involving a road sweeper and two road workers took place recently during some routine maintenance work, when poor visibility resulted in both men ending up underneath the vehicle. This accident underlined the potential dangers of working with road sweepers. Experts mai...

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  4. Help Your Employees to Avoid Accidents!

    Help Your Employees to Avoid Accidents!

    This month, both the Dutch and German statistics offices, Statistics Netherlands and the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, will publish their official figures for accidents involving commercial vehicles in 2018. It is clear even now that both countries are set to report a worrying increase in accidents compared with 2017. You can prevent your employees from making the figures for 2019 even more concerning by using Stoneridge-Orlaco vision solutions. In 2017, there were 1484 accidents...

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  5. Make driving in the dark pleasant and safe!

    Make driving in the dark pleasant and safe!

    The sun rises late and sets early these days. With just eight hours of daylight, the dark time of year is still upon us, and for your truck drivers, these are the most difficult months. Good vision can't be guaranteed, but at the same time, this should not have a negative effect on your drivers' performance. Your employees need support during this period in particular. As a transport company, you can offer this support to them with solutions from Stoneridge-Orlaco! Every truck driver know...

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  6. FMCSA approves MirrorEye as alternative to mirrors for bus and coach

    FMCSA approves MirrorEye as alternative to mirrors for bus and coach

    As a lot of you might have heard that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted a five-year exemption to install MirrorEye camera-monitoring system on trucks instead of traditional rear-view mirrors in the USA. But what about busses and motorcoaches? The good news is that the exemption not only applies to mirrors for trucks, but also to mirrors on multipurpose passenger vehicles and each bus, other than a school bus, with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than...

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  7. ‘Truck Mirrors Create an Illusion of Road Safety’

    ‘Truck Mirrors Create an Illusion of Road Safety’

    OSC: "80% of mirrors on trucks are not adjusted properly" Most truckers in the Netherlands drive with incorrectly adjusted mirrors. What's more, they have no idea how to improve the adjustment themselves. This not only endangers road safety but also poses a major risk for drivers themselves. This is according to the Dutch umbrella road haulage organization, OSC. Every truck driver knows the feeling. You're driving through a busy city. It's beginning to grow dark and you need to make a...

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  8. ‘Our drivers no longer want to work without cameras’

    ‘Our drivers no longer want to work without cameras’

    Small mistakes can have large consequences, every transport company knows this. A. Van Velsen Transport B.V. has been choosing Orlaco’s camera and monitor systems for years for that reason. The result? More safety and less damage. Transport company with focus on concrete mortar and road construction A. van Velsen Transport B.V. is specialized in transporting concrete mortar. That is assigned by concrete factories in the West and central of the Netherlands. Besides that, the transport com...

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  9. CornerEye… Through the eyes of Bakker & Schilder and Gomes Noord-Holland

    CornerEye… Through the eyes of Bakker & Schilder and Gomes Noord-Holland

    As one of the Netherlands’ first transport companies, Bakker & Schilder equipped its new trucks with CornerEye®. This vision solution, developed and manufactured by Orlaco, has been officially approved as front and kerb mirror replacement. The cameras field of vision exceeds class V and VI and therefore contributes to road safety. “Our drivers are very satisfied”, Piet Bakker, CEO of the company from North-Holland, evaluates. “They are especially pleased with the fact that they can no...

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  10. Innovation makes front and kerb mirrors redundant

    Innovation makes front and kerb mirrors redundant

    Good news for truck manufacturers. Equipping trucks with mirrors is no longer necessary. Orlaco is the first company to receive RDW approval to deliver a camera/monitor system that replaces both mirrors for class V and VI (front and kerb mirror) : CornerEye®. Orlaco wants to improve traffic safety and decrease the amount of damages with this innovation. CornerEye is the first system that makes mirrors redundant with its component approval. The RDW has tested the system according to the R4...

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  11. MirrorEye makes mirrorless trucks possible

    MirrorEye makes mirrorless trucks possible

    Orlaco will introduce an intelligent camera system in 2017 to replace side mirrors on trucks and improve overall performance. MirrorEye's impressive features include night vision and an automated panning function. A crystal-clear view of all traffic in the vicinity MirrorEye consists of two High Definition (HD) cameras placed on either side of the cabin. The driver can view the camera images in real time on a split screen HD monitor in the window stile, providing him with an optimum view...

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  12. Rear Corner View for buses

    Rear Corner View for buses

    In city centers, proper vision around your bus or coach is vital due to increasing traffic. When making a sharp turn, the bus’s long tail can swing out dangerously. In this situation, the driver can no longer see the rear of the bus, which increases the risk of damage to the vehicle or its surroundings. That is why Orlaco provides a vision system designed for buses and coaches to eliminate blind spots on the rear. View on tail swing The rear of the bus is barely or not visible to the dri...

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  13. FAMOS camera compatible with TomTom Bridge

    FAMOS camera compatible with TomTom Bridge

    Expand your TomTom navigation system with a camera. From now on, Orlaco cameras can be combined with TomTom Bridge and Pro827X. Up to four analogue cameras can be connected to the navigation system through an interface. As soon as the camera is connected, the system automatically switches to video input. Plug & Play Simply connect the Orlaco cameras to the TomTom video dock by using Orlaco’s interface cable with a 3.5 mm video connector (0304060). This solution is suitable for PAL an...

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