Mercedes made a semi-autonomous truck without rear-view mirrors

Mercedes made a semi-autonomous truck without rear-view mirrors

September 6, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

Rearview Mirrors replaced with cameras

The company Mercedes-Benz introduced the new generation Actros truck, one of the main features of which was the abandonment of traditional rear-view mirrors. The public debut of the tractor will take place at the commercial transport exhibition in Hanover, opening on September 20.

Instead of rear-view mirrors, the truck is equipped with two chambers located above the doors near the top edge of the windshield (with the anchor points for the traditional mirrors still left). The image from them is displayed on two 15-inch vertical displays with a resolution of 720×1920 pixels, which are installed in the cabin on the front pillars.

The novelty is called MirrorCam. This system can be used by the driver not only in traffic, but also during rest – the camera button is located in the cabin near the bed.

As they say in the Mercedes, electronic rear-view mirrors have significantly improved the aerodynamic characteristics of the truck, and “improve safety and manageability.”

In addition, the truck received a new interior with an electronic dashboard and a semi-automatic driving system that keeps the car in the lane, can automatically brake, start driving again and even control the steering in small smooth bends. Also, Actros has learned to read road signs and recognize pedestrians on the road.

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