Fontaine, LaneScan combat blind spots

Fontaine International and LaneScan LLC have announced a working agreement that will enhance safety and reduce accidents by virtually eliminating driver blind spots on the sides of trucks.

LaneScan's AutoView technology uses sensors mounted to a Fontaine fifthwheel to automatically rotate the right mirror so that it continuously keeps the right rear corner of the trailer in the driver's view — even on wide turns of 75 degrees or more — regardless of trailer length. It also makes blind-side backing maneuvers safer and easier by eliminating the driver's blind spot.

This advanced mirror technology also assists drivers in heavy traffic. With the push of a button, the driver can scan the blind spot before merging, turning, or changing lanes. Release the button, and the mirrors return to their normal preset position.

The fifthwheel-actuated AutoView is available exclusively on Fontaine fifthwheels. For more information, contact Fontaine, Irondale AL.

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