Proven on Paris-Dakar rally trucks and elsewhere, the new generation of Groeneveld cameras has seen extensive field testing, now done. The completely new Greensight camera, developed and produced by Groeneveld in-house, is combined with the Greensight high-resolution in-cab monitor to produce what’s claimed to be a “perfect” image, even in bright light, at night, or in poor weather conditions.

The basic Greensight system, used in Europe and elsewhere for many years, is an obstacle-detection system to give the driver accurate information about the free space in front, behind and beside the vehicle by way of ultrasonic audio and visual (LED) alerts.

It can also include the camera either as a supplement to the acoustic system or as a stand-alone setup. The color monitor gives you the option of split, triple and quad-screen views. Up to four cameras can be connected to the monitor and can be controlled completely independently without the need for an external switch box – i.e., using the direction indicator or the reversing signal, or possibly linked to speed.

The newly developed CMOS color camera is available with viewing angles of 104 or 116 degrees and can be used for many applications: as a front or side view camera on trucks, for example, or on the backs of trucks and other vehicles. The gas-filled camera has a black anodised-aluminum housing and can be supplied with either a U-shaped or L-shaped mounting bracket. Because Greensight products are used all over the world under challenging conditions such as earthmoving and mining, the new camera meets all possible CE, DIN and EMC standards and has also been certified for ADR applications for use in the transportation of hazardous substances.

Canadian gas giant Air Liquide is one major user. The fleet has opted to spec the active-safety system on all its tankers, with cameras and sensors on the rear, top and sides of its vehicles to cover all high-risk areas around the vehicle. Groeneveld has an established position for both factory-fitting and retro-fitting in a host of market segments, the company says.

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