Digital rear-view mirrors have a number of improvements compared to conventional mirrors – increased safety, enhanced field of vision and fuel savings are just a few. Here are 5 reasons to replace your conventional mirror with a digital rear-view mirror.
Blind spots are a constant hazard, especially in larger vehicles such as lorries or buses. With a much larger field of vision than conventional mirrors, digital rear-view mirrors help eliminate blind spots, enhancing the safety of your fleet. The driver’s display includes views with different fields of vision, allowing objects to be identified from different angles.
Adaptable to the harshest environmental conditions
Digital rear-view mirrors allow the driver to adjust settings and improve visibility according to the environmental conditions, day or night. From the cab, the driver can regulate elements such as brightness and night vision for optimal vision, even in harsh environmental conditions.
Side indicators for lane changes
Digital rear-view mirrors allow the setting of coloured indicators, which help the driver to know precisely how far objects are from the vehicle. Knowing where other vehicles or pedestrians are located allows the driver to know when to make a completely safe lane change.
Digital rear-view mirrors have an aerodynamic design that helps improve vehicle fuel efficiency. Unlike traditional mirrors, digital rear-view mirrors take up less space and help reduce drag. At the same time, their small size reduces the risk of accidents and costs of spare parts or repairs after being hit.
Considering fuel performance and eliminating repair costs due to accidents and maintenance, we can see considerable long-term savings in resources.
Regulation No 46 – R46
Digital rear-view mirrors contribute to compliance with Regulation No 46 (R46), which governs the installation of devices for indirect vision on buses and lorries. According to the Regulation, the use of rear-view mirrors may be compulsory or optional, depending on the type of vehicle.