Digital mirror replacement system: MAN OptiView

At a glance

  • Improved field of vision
    Eliminating the exterior mirrors increases the direct field of vision. In addition, the blind spot on the driver’s and co-driver’s side is reduced.
  • Adapted views depending on the driving situation
    By means of extended display views, the driver is provided with an excellent overview of the traffic situation and other road users during critical driving manoeuvres.
  • Display system in HD quality
    The two high-resolution screens in the cab automatically adjust to the ambient brightness so that the camera image is always clearly visible.

Digital mirror replacement system for a perfect field of vision

With the innovative digital MAN OptiView mirror replacement system, conventional mirror arms are no longer needed.

With MAN OptiView, mirror arms are replaced by outdoor cameras.

MAN OptiView performs much better than conventional mirror systems: The use of exterior cameras increases the driver’s field of vision when looking out of the side windows. The displays show legally required fields of vision. In addition, adapted zoom or wide-angle views can be provided for certain driving situations, such as turning or shunting, so that the driver is ideally supported. The digital mirror replacement system is an optional extra subject to a charge.

How the digital MAN OptiView mirror replacement system works

The newly developed technology yields much better results than conventional rear-view mirrors.

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Exterior cameras on the A-pillar

Exterior cameras

Two cameras – wide-angle and close-range camera – on each side of the vehicle above the door frame replace the exterior rear-view, wide-angle and kerb mirrors. An additional camera on the A-pillar of the co-driver’s side replaces the front mirror. The cameras can be folded in manually, are splash-proof and heated automatically. By filtering out glare, consistently good images are transmitted to the vehicle displays even in low sun or dazzling traffic approaching from behind.

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The 12-inch display on the driver’s side A-pillar.

The 12-inch display on the driver’s side.

The HD quality display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Brightness and contrast adjust automatically to the ambient brightness. The display brightness can also be adjusted manually via the door control module. In addition, auxiliary lines can be shown to better estimate distances and vehicle length.

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15-inch display on the co-driver’s side.

15-inch display on the co-driver’s side.

On the co-driver’s side, the display is slightly larger than on the driver’s side to compensate for the additional distance to the driver. It also has a HD screen, brightness and contrast also adjust automatically to the ambient brightness. The display brightness can also be adjusted manually via the door control module. In addition, auxiliary lines can be shown to better estimate distances and vehicle length.

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The driver’s side door control module for manual display settings.

Door control module

A door control module is located on both driver’s and co-driver’s side to control manual display settings or change display views. In addition, the monitoring mode can either be activated via the door control module or via the remote control in the area of the bottom bunk, so that the vehicle environment can be observed even when the vehicle is parked and the curtains are closed.

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Exterior cameras on the A-pillar

Exterior cameras

Two cameras – wide-angle and close-range camera – on each side of the vehicle above the door frame replace the exterior rear-view, wide-angle and kerb mirrors. An additional camera on the A-pillar of the co-driver’s side replaces the front mirror. The cameras can be folded in manually, are splash-proof and heated automatically. By filtering out glare, consistently good images are transmitted to the vehicle displays even in low sun or dazzling traffic approaching from behind.

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The 12-inch display on the driver’s side A-pillar.

The 12-inch display on the driver’s side.

The HD quality display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Brightness and contrast adjust automatically to the ambient brightness. The display brightness can also be adjusted manually via the door control module. In addition, auxiliary lines can be shown to better estimate distances and vehicle length.

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15-inch display on the co-driver’s side.

15-inch display on the co-driver’s side.

On the co-driver’s side, the display is slightly larger than on the driver’s side to compensate for the additional distance to the driver. It also has a HD screen, brightness and contrast also adjust automatically to the ambient brightness. The display brightness can also be adjusted manually via the door control module. In addition, auxiliary lines can be shown to better estimate distances and vehicle length.

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The driver’s side door control module for manual display settings.

Door control module

A door control module is located on both driver’s and co-driver’s side to control manual display settings or change display views. In addition, the monitoring mode can either be activated via the door control module or via the remote control in the area of the bottom bunk, so that the vehicle environment can be observed even when the vehicle is parked and the curtains are closed.

The digital MAN OptiView mirror replacement system

Different camera views depending on the driving situation

MAN OptiView can create three different camera views, ensuring an ideal visual setting for the driver at all times. Switching between the display views on the displays inside the vehicle is controlled automatically depending on driving direction, driving speed and steering angle, but can also be done manually using the door control module on the driver’s and co-driver’s side.

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The standard view of the displays with MAN OptiView.
Standard view

The fields of view shown in the standard view are comparable to the field of view of conventional mirrors. A vertical and horizontal line divides the display view into four asymmetrical quadrants. These quadrants show the fields of vision of the exterior rear-view, wide-angle and curb mirrors. The camera images are digitally merged into a continuous image so that the areas alongside and behind the vehicle can be captured quickly and reliably.

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The zoom view of the MAN OptiView displays provides a better overview of objects located further away and of vehicles in the adjacent lane.
Zoom view

In the zoom view, objects located further away – such as approaching vehicles in the adjacent lane – can be detected earlier. For this purpose, a clearly enlarged image section is displayed in the quadrant for the exterior rear-view mirror. The zoom view starts automatically at speeds above 60 km/h (37 mph) and can also be activated manually, for example when manoeuvring in reverse.

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Wide-angle view of the displays with MAN OptiView, which is activated when reversing or driving slowly.
Wide-angle view

In this view, only the wide-angle area is displayed on the screens, so that the direct vehicle environment is covered without blind spots. The driver can choose between two modes: The city mode automatically activates the wide-angle view at a speed up to 45 km/h (28 mph); the cornering mode view is triggered at a speed of up to 50 km/h (31 mph) when the turn indicator is activated or a certain angle between vehicle and semitrailer is reached.

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