Tyson Foods Inc. is swapping mirrors for monitors on its updated truck fleets with external cameras.
As part of the company's digital transformation and worker safety efforts, Tyson said it was testing the new system, which is supposed to give drivers a "more complete view of the road."
Instead of traditional rear and side-view mirrors, the Springdale-based meat processor said the trucks will have exterior mounted cameras and interior monitors expected to help drivers with common blind spots.
Stoneridge Inc., an automotive electronics manufacturer based in Michigan, worked with Tyson on the pilot program and installed its MirrorEye Camera Monitoring System on 55 company trucks.
MirrorEye was the first camera monitoring system to receive an exemption by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, allowing commercial trucks to use the technology on the roads.
In the past three years, Tyson has spent more than $500 million on technology and automation updates across the enterprise. It also has one of the largest U.S. refrigerated fleets, which transports products bound for export, food service and retail sales.