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SeaView Video Technology tests vision system

TIERRA VERDE, Fla. -- SeaView Video Technology, recently participated in the National Intelligent Vehicle Initiativ...

TIERRA VERDE, Fla. — SeaView Video Technology, recently participated in the National Intelligent Vehicle Initiative meeting in Washington, D.C., with its SeaView’s PowerLine Vision System.

The system was demonstrated on a Mack CH600 Tractor and gasoline tanker operated by McKenzie Tank Lines of Tallahassee, Fla.

Through a cooperative agreement between Mack Trucks and the Federal Highway Commission in 1999, the Mack Partnership was created. This includes a comprehensive one-year field test of PLVS technology involving 35 to 40 Mack vehicles owned by McKenzie Tank Lines.

The Intelligent Vehicle Initiative (IVI) is administered by SAE International for the United States Department of Transportation (DOT).

Through the IVI, the DOT hopes to reduce crashes by helping drivers to avoid hazardous mistakes. IVI aims to accelerate the development and commercialization of vehicle-based driver assistance systems that warn the driver of dangerous situations, recommend actions, and even take partial control of vehicles to avoid collisions.

SeaView’s PLVS is marketed by The Tyman Group LLC to waste-hauling, material handling, and special-utility vehicle segments under an exclusive distributorship agreement.

Leveraging existing Power-Line-Carrier (PLC) technology, the PowerLine Vision System consists of small environmentally-sealed transmitter and receiver modules, which simply connect to a truck’s existing electrical wiring harness.

Video and audio signals from a side-mounted and/or rear-mounted camera are transmitted using PLC to a receiver and video monitor mounted inside the truck’s cab. SeaView’s PLC technology is compatible with existing video products accepting the RS-170/EIA standard composite video signal. This compatibility allows the retrofitting of existing rearview camera systems with PowerLine Vision System capabilities when the existing communication cable fails or breaks.

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