21st Century Technology has supplied and installed the SmartVision digital mirror system – for which it is the UK distributor – on over 100 vehicles for Go Ahead London, the capital’s largest operator, including 62 as part of a continuous innovation programme at Northumberland Park depot as electric vehicles replace diesel. Go-Ahead London now has buses fitted with SmartVision across five of its depots.
The SmartVision Camera Monitoring System uses high-definition cameras instead of mirrors to improve the driver’s view behind, helping to reduce incidents and accidents and lowering the lifetime running costs of the vehicle. It has been designed to remove blind spots and reduce the collision risk between mirrors and road users, street furniture and trees.
Richard Harrington, Engineering Director for Go Ahead London, commented: “I have been impressed with version two of SmartVision, which provides drivers with a digital overlay to give them context as to the position of the bus through the enhanced view in the monitors on both sides. It has been positively received by our drivers and performs well and as such currently remains on my vehicle specification. I look forward to further developments from 21st Century.”