Technology is progressing quickly through the trucking industry. The next big advancement could mean the end of vehicle mirrors. According to Fleetowner Magazine, “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is considering allowing a camera monitor system, or CMS, to replace rearview and sideview mirrors on commercial trucks. “
The evolution of technology in the world of trucking took another step forward at the close of 2018. Companies like Stoneridge, Inc are focusing on new ways to improve driver safety and fuel efficiency by increasing driver vision through the use of Camera Monitoring Systems (CMS). According to the Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted Stoneridge a five-year exemption from federal law requiring conventional rear-vision mirrors to allow trucks to use their multi-camera angle MirrorEye system as a replacement to standard rear-vision side mirrors.