Fleet telematics company SmartDrive is petitioning the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to allow it to mount a camera on truck windshields lower than current regulations allow.

In its petition, SmartDrive says its advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) camera would be mounted outside drivers’ normal sight lines to the road, highway signs, signals and mirrors.

Regulations require vehicle safety technologies to be mounted not more than four inches below the upper edge of the area swept by the windshield wipers or not more than seven inches above the lower edge of the area swept by the wipers, and outside the


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