Blind Spot Engineering Research Interview

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Gavin B.'s Comment
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Are blind spots a significant issue? We are a group of high school seniors enrolled in an engineering class tasked to design a solution to a problem. We are currently conducting research on truck blind spots to determine if it is a challenge for truckers. Click the link below if you are interested. Thank you! Blind Spot Interview

Bullitt_VW's Comment
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Mirror cams are coming to market. Mercedes Benz, owners of Frieghtliner, have been rolling them out on their Mercedes Benz Actros line in Europe.

They are installed on the A pillars. They also act as security cams if you have curtains drawn.

Are blind spots a significant issue? We are a group of high school seniors enrolled in an engineering class tasked to design a solution to a problem. We are currently conducting research on truck blind spots to determine if it is a challenge for truckers. Click the link below if you are interested. Thank you! Blind Spot Interview

Errol V.'s Comment
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Blind spots are an issue. Even seasoned truckers can't see what's going on near their truck. Though of course, good driving habits and paying attention to things goes a long way for safety.

Once I was literally blindsided to find a full-size semi was on my right (largest blind spot) two lanes away. He had come up on an on-ramp, and the situation was timed so that I didn't see him come onto the interstate.

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Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

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