Understanding and Applying Standards-Based Display Testing for Camera Monitor Systems
Used in place of side- and rear-view mirrors, a camera monitor system (CMS) offers advantages for vehicle safety and function—eliminating blind spots, reducing glare, and improving aerodynamics. Automotive components used for indirect visibility are highly regulated, however. In the U.S., the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is quickly progressing to approve CMS as a rear visibility system governed by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 111. To ensure compliance, the recently issued SAE J3155 Recommended Practice “Camera Monitor Systems Test Protocols and Performance Requirements” outlines methods for testing CMS optical, electrical, mechanical, and functional effectiveness. Manufacturers looking to incorporate CMS need to understand the protocols of SAE J3155 and how to apply them. In particular, equipment selected to test optical performance of the CMS display—although not specified by SAE—has a great impact on overall testing cost, speed, and ease as compared to alternative systems.
In this webinar with Engineering360 (GlobalSpec), Sales Manager Bret Stonebridge discusses the SAE J3155 Recommended Practice for testing CMS according to U.S. regulations and provides considerations for selecting a display measurement system with advantages for optimal efficiency.
Topics covered in this webinar:
- Regulations governing vehicle mirrors and rear-visibility systems
- Camera monitor systems (CMS): Components and performance indicators
- Test protocols outlined by the SAE J3155 Recommended Practice
- CMS display test systems and equipment recommendations
An audience Q&A with Bret Stonebridge, Sales Manager at Radiant Vision Systems, follows the presentation.