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Peterbilt introduces digital mirror system for Models 579 and 567

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Truck maker Peterbilt Motors Company recently debuted a digital mirror system in select models.

Peterbilt said on April 25 that the new Digital Vision System-Mirrors (DVS-M) will be introduced into Models 579 and 567.

The company says that the DVS-M will improve safety by reducing blind spots on the road, providing clear visibility during inclement weather, and by reducing the distraction of headlight glare at night. The smaller mirror design can also result in fuel savings of up to 1.5%, Peterbilt says.

From Peterbilt:

The DVS-M is an intuitive digital solution that uses one High Dynamic Range (HDR) camera integrated into the driver side mirror head and two HDR cameras integrated into the passenger side mirror head. All three cameras feature hydrophobic lenses to repel water, ice and dust which ensures visibility during harsh conditions. Cameras controlled by the joystick interface are viewed on two large high-definition interior monitors. The driver side monitor is 12.3-inches, and the passenger side monitor is 15-inches; both are strategically placed on the A-Pillars to avoid disruption in windshield visibility and to allow continued use of standard glass. The monitors can be viewed in three layouts: Traditional, Panoramic or Expanded and also feature Vision Enhancements which include Automatic Trailer Tracking and Panning, Infrared Night Vision and Clear Inclement Weather Vision.

“Peterbilt sets new standards for performance and safety with purposeful innovation. Our Digital Vision System-Mirrors aligns with this commitment and reflects how we successfully leverage leading technology to enhance our products and elevate the overall driving experience for our customers,” said Jake Montero Peterbilt assistant general manager, sales and marketing.

You can learn more about the DVS-M here.

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