Tyson Foods is piloting a new camera monitor system with its truck drivers.
The Springdale-based poultry and pork company is incorporating the Stoneridge MirrorEye Camera Monitor System in a select number of trucks. This system, which uses external mounted cameras and interior mounted monitors, is designed to replace traditional rear and side-view mirrors.
To date, Tyson has worked with Stoneridge, a Michigan-based designer and manufacturer of automotive systems and components, to develop and install the MirrorEye system on 55 company trucks.
“Installing MirrorEye is about helping drivers make better, more informed driving decisions,” Kyle Neely, senior vice president of Tyson Foods’ distribution division, said in a statement. “When drivers have a more complete and real-time view of their surroundings, they’re able to do their job even better. As a carrier of choice and industry leader, we have a responsibility to improve the safety of our drivers, as well as everyone on the road.”
According to a Tyson news release, the company is the largest refrigerated fleet to commercially adopt MirrorEye outside of its evaluation period. Stoneridge piloted the system during a nine million-mile evaluation process.