Newport Transport has retrofitted 31 Yutong electric buses with Journeo digital wing mirrors, with a further 12 vehicles set to have the technology installed. The initial installations followed a trial period during which Journeo said its Camera Monitor System (CMS) impressed Newport Transport with its robust construction and performance.
The Newport Transport team said it was particularly pleased with the automatic adjustment between day- and night-time settings, while engineers also saw the benefits of the design, which keeps all computing components inside the vehicle, making it easy to replace or repair if the digital wing camera becomes damaged.
Managing Director of Newport Transport Scott Pearson commented: “When we trialled the Journeo CMS we were particularly impressed by the quality of the images it provides to drivers, giving them a much better view compared to mirrors. Increasing the safety of road users is a key part of our aim to make our services greener, smarter and safer, as we encourage the public to make the switch to green, fully electric public transport.”
Mark Johnson, Director of Fleet Systems at Journeo, added: “The Journeo CMS is a proven on-vehicle technology that is capable of increasing safety for road users and the public, while decreasing transport costs. Newport Transport has recognised the benefits and taken the forward-thinking decision to replace wing mirrors with the system. We are seeing more and more regional bus operators follow their lead and choose to install this system to make their drivers’ lives easier and to protect their local communities.”