Brandmotion displayed at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas this month, the first aftermarket “Transparent Trailer.” It places a camera behind a trailer to send real time video to a streaming rear view mirror. Now the driver sees live video footage from behind the trailer as if the trailer was fully transparent.
While General Motors offers a version called the “Invisible Trailer,” Brandmotion’s model appears to be a first for the aftermarket. Additionally, Brandmotion’s “Transparent Trailer” is “always on” unless the drivers switches to manual mirror, where GM’s version requires a few button presses to access the feature, said Brandmotion President Lucas Frank. See a video of GM’s version here.
Brandmotion offers a quick connect harness to connect the camera wire from the trailer to the truck. The system then works with Brandmotion’s FullVUE mirror that streams video from a rear camera and shows it over the full width of the mirror. The FullVUE FVMR-1000 mirror also has touch and swipe control.
Brandmotion hopes to offer the Transparent Trailer by the end of this year or early next year at a price to be announced.
The FullVUE mirror alone has a price of $399.95.