Heavy-Duty Vehicle Rear-View Camera Systems – Phase II

Transport Canada, through its ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles program, retained the services of the National Research Council Canada, as represented by the portfolio for Automotive and Surface Transportation to undertake a test program to examine the operational and human factors considerations concerning the use of a prototype camera-based indirect vision system on a heavy-duty vehicle. The primary objective of the camera-based indirect vision system test program was to conduct a preliminary evaluation of the use of cameras in replacement of a mirror-based indirect vision system on a heavy duty vehicle by performing comparative testing in simulated driving scenarios on a closed course test track using commercial drivers as test subjects. A total of four test subjects were asked to perform six tests, although not all of the test subjects completed all of the available tests.

The full report can be found at: http://nparc.cisti-icist.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/view/object/?id=71253a26-b674-465d-9912-0a570d09616c