Rostra Precision Controls Inc. now offers its RearSight camera system for the Dodge Sprinter Van. RearSight provides drivers with a 150-degree wide-angle view from the rear of the vehicle to help the driver avoid objects that are in the vehicle's blind spots and identify items that are much closer to the ground than an ultrasonic product can detect. "More than one-fourth of automobile accidents occur when a vehicle is in reverse," said Sibyl Ringsdorf, manager of marketing and national accounts, Rostra Precision Controls Inc. "RearSight helps reduce these accidents, which helps fleet operators keep their insurance and operating costs down." The Dodge Sprinter Van RearSight (#250-8013) features a waterproof, CCD color image camera that is installed on top of the van, above the rear doors, with either of the two shrouds included in the kit. Inside the cabin, the system uses a 3.5-inch TFT-LCD monitor that mounts to the headliner with a special mounting stem and bracket. RearSight is built to rigorous design standards, specifically for straight trucks in Class 3 - 7 fleet applications, including local delivery trucks, utility vehicles, cargo vans, municipal fleets, private equipment and any other vehicle with reduced rear visibility. RearSight is also applicable to vehicles that have equipment extending from the rear, like generator decks, buckets and booms. The Dodge Sprinter Van RearSight installs in 30 minutes. The kit comes with a hardware pack with universal applications for other cargo vans. Rostra Precision Controls, headquartered in Laurinburg, N.C., is an international supplier of vehicle speed control systems, rear obstacle sensing systems, transmission components and vehicle comfort seating systems to the global automotive and truck aftermarket industry. The company also is a leading manufacturer of electronic controls, systems and components for the original equipment automotive industry. It holds a ISO 9001:2000 quality certification. For more information or to find a dealer near you, call Rostra's customer service at 1-800-782-3379, or visit Rostra's Web site at www.rostra.com.
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