Rosco, in conjunction with Thomas Built’s engineering teams, devised key customizations to the MOR-Vision install to integrate it into our assembly process.
Queens, NY (PRWEB) June 27, 2014
MOR-Vision is a patent pending, ultra-bright 7” color LCD monitor positioned on the rear side of tinted safety glass in a school buses’ large interior mirror. MOR-Vision’s brightness facilitates a clear and crisp video image from a reverse camera, with an optional second camera on the exterior side or interior of the bus to automatically be displayed for the driver to see. When the camera image is not required, a high quality and consistent full mirror view is present. After 2 years of research and design, Rosco was able to find the right balance between the mirror glass tint and the visibility of the high brightness monitor through the glass when needed. Ed Swaim, Product Manager at Thomas Built Buses says, “MOR-Vision was an idea that we suggested Rosco develop to continue our mission of school bus safety, and to do it in a way which does not add an additional piece of equipment to the cockpit of a school bus. Rosco, in conjunction with Thomas Built’s engineering teams, devised key customizations to the MOR-Vision install to integrate it into our assembly process.” Dave McDonald, Rosco’s Director of Technical Sales says, “School bus operators, both public and private, and many individual states have embraced MOR-Vision. These operators especially appreciate the quality of an OEM install that is done to the exact specifications and best practices of the school bus manufacturer, inclusive of all warranty coverage that normally applies to the bus.”
Federal laws in the automotive sector will mandate backup camera use on vehicles less than 10,000 GVW by 2018 and likely, medium / heavy duty vehicle laws will follow. MOR-Vision is designed to comply with all federal laws and performance requirements. The MOR-Vision mirror/monitor backup camera systems come in three sizes made to fit small, medium and large commercial vehicles. All three models display a high brightness monitor behind the glass when the vehicle is in reverse, while the normal full mirror view automatically reappears when the driver shifts into other modes of bus operation. It has two camera inputs which can be activated by cameras strategically placed on the exterior rear of the bus to ensure safe reverse operations, the interior rear of the bus to see students, or the exterior side of the bus to monitor danger zones and the loading/unloading area. The optional exterior cameras also include night vision and a built-in microphone so that sound such as school children talking, or an alert for a pedestrian can be heard.
About Rosco, Inc.
Rosco, Inc. is North America's largest bus mirror manufacturer, and a vision safety leader in backup camera systems, automotive windshield based camera recording, rearview interior/exterior mirrors and sun visors in numerous bus, truck, specialty, recreational and military vehicle markets. Founded in Manhattan, New York in 1907 as a safety product manufacturer for the automotive and aeronautical markets, Rosco moved to its current location in Queens, New York in 1964. Over 100 years later, the company is the largest supplier of mirror systems to the North American school bus market, selling to all major OEMs and parts distributors including Daimler / Freightliner, Navistar, Blue-Bird, Volvo / Mack, Spartan/Utilimaster, Morgan Olson, and many others. Notable fleets using Rosco products are UPS, Fed-Ex, USPS, Canada Post, Verizon, Charter Communications, Con Edison, National Grid, and many others. Rosco is also the largest provider of windshield based continuous and event video recorders to North American fleet insurers like National Interstate, Lancer, and others.
About Thomas Built Buses
Founded in 1916, Thomas Built Buses is a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America. Since the first Thomas Built bus rolled off the assembly line, the company has been committed to delivering the smartest and most innovative buses in North America. Learn more at http://www.thomasbus.com or at http://www.facebook.com/thomasbuiltbuses.
Thomas Built Buses, Inc., headquartered in High Point, N.C., is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America and a leading manufacturer of class 4-8 vehicles. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company.