From April 8, MEKRA Lang will be presenting current developments in indirect vision systems and peripheral recognition at bauma 2019 in Munich. In addition to traditional mirror systems, sophisticated camera monitor solutions, peripheral detection systems and the future of indirect vision – the mirror replacement system DVS – will be presented at stand B5.542.
Robust vision solutions
From mirror systems for special open-cast mining vehicles up to modular vision solutions for construction machinery, MEKRA Lang presents a large selection of specialized mirror and bracket systems. Electrically, manually adjustable or retractable and extendable, robust with a large projection or particularly curved for larger viewing areas: you will find the right solution for your machine at our stand. By combining FEM calculations in development and extensive field tests with the extremely robust construction of the mirror and mounting systems, the absolute reliability of the products is guaranteed even under the most adverse environmental conditions.
Visual improvement from camera monitor systems
MEKRA Lang is also expanding its range of camera monitor systems to further improve safety around large machines. The new MEKRA Lang platform camera is based on a high-quality modular system that allows tailor-made solutions to be implemented with just one camera. The compact platform camera can be mounted or integrated at almost all points of a vehicle. Thanks to its modular design, a wide variety of analog or digital image sensors, image processing and transmission technologies can be combined individually and cost-effectively.
For example, the platform camera is used in the new Surround View module of the Module Mirror 1009: by integrating a camera in an add-on module, a holistic, hybrid vision system is created with a significant extension of the indirect view to the side and front of the vehicle. Combined with the new MEKRA Lang monitors in 7, 10 or 12 in. sizes, a significant increase in indirect vision and an improvement in ergonomics can be achieved for the operator .
Safety from peripheral detection
MEKRAtronics, a subsidiary of MEKRA Lang, presents the latest peripheral detection systems in the form of the transverse camera monitor system (Q-KMS) and the new turn assistant AAS. With the Q-KMS, cross-traffic monitoring is made possible with cameras that can be used flexibly. This makes it possible to observe both traffic and pedestrians who are difficult to see in confusing driving situations.
The turn assistant AAS, which was developed jointly with PRECO Electronics, represents a further development of radar peripheral monitoring in the MEKRA Lang portfolio. By adapting object recognition to the driving situation, a large number of accidents in areas around a machine that are only indirectly visible can be prevented. Thanks to its radar technology, the system is independent of environmental conditions and functions even in rain, snow, fog, dust and dirty conditions.
The future of vision
With the Digital VisionSystem (DVS), MEKRA Lang presented the future of indirect vision at IAA 2018: robust, functional and clear. With the Digital Vision System, MEKRA Lang has contributed its many years of expertise in the realization of unique mirror systems and applied it to the design of the digital mirror of the future. With the adapted image processing software of the HDR cameras the software ensures optimal image representation in all driving situations and environmental conditions. The functional safeguarding of the Digital VisionSystem guarantees the driver reliable functionality through self-monitoring of hardware and software.