Stoneridge-Orlaco wins Innovation Label Busworld Europe 18 October 2019
Stoneridge-Orlaco has been granted the prestigious Innovation Label 2019 Busworld Award with MirrorEye®. The Busworld Awards are one of the most important prizes in the bus and coach sector.
The awards were granted during the Busworld Europe exhibition in Brussels (Belgium). All 514 exhibitors at the exhibition were given the opportunity to compete for the innovation award. Eventually, Stoneridge-Orlaco made the shortlist with 18 other exhibitors in the category ‘Innovation Label Non-Vehicles 2019’. The nominated products in this category are among the best innovative developments in the sector.
Additionally, bus manufacturer Ebusco B.V. has been granted the award in the category ‘Innovation Label Vehicles 2019’ for their new bus Ebusco 3.0. This bus is equipped with MirrorEye® from Stoneridge-Orlaco.
Replace Exterior Mirrors with MirrorEye®
Stoneridge-Orlaco receives the award for MirrorEye®, the revolutionary driver vision system that replaces mirrors of buses and coaches with two high-definition (HD) cameras mounted on the side of a vehicle. The system complies with R46 regulation on the installation of mirrors for buses. The driver is able to view the camera images in real time on a split-screen HD monitor in the A-pillar of the vehicle, granting them the best possible view of road users both next to their vehicle and at an angle to the rear of their vehicle. MirrorEye® increases safety by covering a larger field of vision than mirror classes II and IV. MirrorEye® is unique because of the option to add a class V-camera in the same housing, eliminating blind spots around the bus. MirrorEye® always provides a sharp and detailed image, even when faced with low sun, rain, snow and dust. The cameras adjust effortlessly between light and dark conditions in tunnels and also offer optimal visibility at night thanks to the quality of the night vision function. With a better view, the bus driver can drive in comfort and maneuver easily in all traffic situations. This increases safety for the driver, passengers and other road users. You can save on fuel costs because of the compact, lightweight and aerodynamic design. All of this contributes to a substantial reduction in the total cost of ownership.
Mirror replacement the future
More and more bus manufacturers are committed to increase safety, create more comfort for the bus driver and improve ergonomics. Bus manufacturers see MirrorEye® as a solution and opt for this camera system. At Busworld Europe a total of 14 buses with MirrorEye® can be seen at the booth of 9 different bus manufacturers. The innovative and advanced camera system has only just hit the market but is already being embraced by OEMs worldwide.
Stoneridge-Orlaco, a part of Stoneridge Inc., is the market leader in the field of camera and monitoring systems. Orlaco develops and produces high quality camera systems for a wide variety of for commercial and industrial vehicles. The company's systems increase safety, improve ergonomics, create greater comfort for drivers and ensure greater efficiency. Camera systems from Stoneridge-Orlaco are extremely robust and shock- and vibration-resistant, which means they will work in even the harshest conditions. Stoneridge-Orlaco supplies the largest and most pioneering OEMs in the world. In addition, Stoneridge-Orlaco sells vision systems in the aftermarket through a worldwide network of dealers.