Stoneridge-Orlaco introduces active turn assist system SideEye™
Stoneridge-Orlaco introduces its active camera- and radar detection system ‘SideEye’ to reduce blind-spots and increase safety. The turn assist system actively alerts the driver when cyclists, pedestrians or other road users are present in the blind spot of the truck. SideEye therefore increases the safety of vulnerable road users in urban environments.
SideEye is a certified Kraftfart-bundesamt (KBA) turn assist system. The blind spot warning system consist of a combination of radar signals, audio signals and camera images. Furthermore, a monitor overlay indicates on the strategically placed 7” display that there is someone in the blind spot. SideEye provides visual and audible alerts for drivers as soon as other road users are detected in the truck’s detection zone on the passenger side.
Advanced camera- and radar system to increase safety
On the passenger side, a camera is mounted on the side of the vehicle covering the blind spot zone next to the truck. The single short range radar unit is mounted on or near the rear mudguard. Because the system uses a combination of high quality camera images and radar signals, drivers can rely on two different systems to provide the information they need. SideEye also works effectively in poor visibility conditions and its rugged design is developed to operate under toughest condition. Having a view of the blind spot means drivers can work easily and confidently and can maneuver with ease in any traffic scenario. This increases the safety of drivers and other road users in the vicinity of the truck.
Integrate SideEye into existing systems
Some trucks are already equipped with an HMI display. These systems are suitable for extension with SideEye via Stoneridge-Orlaco’s SRD interface box. The interface integrates radar alerts directly into the image on the existing monitor via visual overlays and acoustic signals. This process can be carried out using either an existing Stoneridge-Orlaco camera system or an own HMI display. Adding detection overlays to the video images makes it possible for drivers to work more safely, reliably and efficiently.