Wednesday, May 20, 2015
TrailerCam, You've got to be kidding, right?
Does anyone think this would help anyone without backing proper skills? So you see where the back of the trailer is headed, you still have to know which way to turn the steering wheel! I can just see these "drivers" staring at the monitor and running over a bunch of stuff with the tractor! How about making sure they have the skills and training to back before they are turned loose on the public roads?
Article thanks to truckinginfo.com. Links provided:
March, 2015 The TrailerCam wireless video monitoring system is a ruggedized, portable wireless camera and transmitter designed to help large truck and trailer combinations back up into a loading dock or other difficult situations.
The TrailerCam comes with a magnetic mount for attaching to the trailer and sends video to a 7-inch LCD color monitor in the cab. It is built into a durable housing designed to withstand harsh environments and weather conditions officially rated as IP67. The unit measures 5.5 inches x 3.8 inches x 3.2 inches and comes with a rechargeable battery.
It transmits video wirelessly to the receiver for distances of at least 90 feet without latency or interference. The camera also has infrared LEDs to permit night vision up to 36 feet. Audio capabilities are also available.
The TrailerCam is designed to integrate with most in-cab monitors through a Convoy Technologies “receiver adapter” though a plug-and-play 7-inch monitor with integrated digital receiver is also offered for vehicles without an in-cab display. The monitor operates on 9 volts DC to 30 volts DC. It features colored LEDs which indicate when a connection is paired between the camera and receiver and when the connection is lost.
The TrailerCam costs $749.00 each and comes in quantities of 1-10.