The first mirrorless buses have arrived at Go-Ahead’s Croydon garage, and will enter service at the end of August. The buses will operate on route 197, which runs between Croydon Fairfield Halls and Peckham Bus Station.
Monitors have been installed on the buses, which replace the standard mirrors and are digitally processed to compensate for lighting, shadows, or glare.
The system offers the driver a normal mirror view at the top of the monitor and a wide-angle view in the lower half. Screen brightness adjusts automatically to give excellent visibility both day and night.
George Thorp, Accident Prevention Manager said: “In addition to improved visibility for our drivers, we’ll also benefit from reduced risk of mirror damage, or injury to passengers and pedestrians when pulling into bus stops.”