Digital SideEye: Active Turn Assist System Increases Blind-Spot Safety

The high resolution Digital SideEye system from Stoneridge-Orlaco increases road safety and driver comfort by actively monitoring a truck's blind spot. The system alerts the truck operator when cyclists, pedestrians or other road users are present in the blind spot of the truck. Digital SideEye only detects moving vulnerable road users and ignores stationary objects, allowing truck drivers to drive more safely in crowded, low-speed urban environments.

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Enhanced Safety and Peace of Mind

Digital SideEye significantly reduces the risk of an accident. Not only does it provide drivers with a view of the blind spot, it also uses radar detection so that drivers can be actively alerted when someone is present in the blind spot. Digital SideEye is even able to work effectively in adverse weather conditions and because the system uses a combination of camera images and radar signals, drivers can rely on two different systems to provide the information they need. 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.

Visual and Acoustic Warnings in the City

At speeds below 19 mph (30 km/h) or less, Digital SideEye actively provides visual and audible alerts for drivers as soon as other vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists, are detected in the truck's blind spot. The system uses a combination of radar signals, camera images and a red warning symbol on the monitor. Furthermore, the driver is warned by an alarm sound as soon as a vulnerable road user is in the detection zone when he activates his turn-signal.

Thanks to Digital SideEye, the driver is not only warned by visual and audible warning but he can also observe the dangerous situation directly via the high-resolution camera and the in-cab HD display. This makes Digital SideEye stand out from most other available systems on the market.

Lane Change Assistant on the Highway

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.

Accurate Detection in a Split Second

In addition to a digital high resolution EMOS camera, Digital SideEye includes a Short Range Radar unit. The radar unit is a small robust module mounted on the side of a truck. The sensor transmits 24-GHz radar signals at low power and receives the radio signals reflected by the objects. The signals received allow the radar unit to detect people and objects and determine whether they are moving. The radar unit is designed to process these radar detections within 300 ms. This allows drivers to respond immediately and to prevent accidents.

Camera and Radar Detection System

Digital SideEye consists of a digital EMOS camera, Short Range radar unit, 7" digital ELED monitor and the relevant cabling. Is your vehicle already equipped with a side view camera or Short Range radar unit? Please contact us for more information.

EMOS camera
The Digital SideEye system includes an high resolution digital EMOS camera with a 120° lens that captures a broad image. The shock- and vibration-resistant camera is waterproof (IP67 & IP69K) and offers the best possible images in all weather conditions. The camera sits in a bracket specially designed by Stoneridge-Orlaco for ease of installation on the truck.

Short Range radar unit
SideEye uses a single Short Range radar unit. The unit is shock and vibration resistant. It is waterproof and has a detection range of 3 meters by 12 meters.

Cable set
The Digital SideEye cables – specially developed by Stoneridge-Orlaco – are ADR-approved, fitted with molded waterproof connectors and are resistant to oil and gasoline. The set consists of a 4-pin Ethernet cable and a radar cable with an adapter cable.

Interface Box with External Speaker
The powerful speaker makes it possible to hear the acoustic detection signal in the cab of the vehicle.

7" ELED Monitor
The high resolution 7" digital ELED built-on monitor is shock and vibration resistant and automatically adjusts the brightness of the image depending on the ambient light conditions. The monitor can also show radar signals via an overlay. Adjustable bracket can be ordered separately (0401290).

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