Active Safety Systems

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December 7, 2017

Jon Morrison on Wabco's Technology Strategy

Wabco is increasing its presence in the North American market and working to push the implementation of advanced driver assistance systems. HDT's Deborah Lockridge recently sat down with Wabco chief Jon Morrison to discuss the changes.

August 24, 2017

Wabco Acquires Active Steering Technology Supplier

Wabco Holdings has signed an agreement to acquire RH Sheppard Co., a supplier of commercial vehicle technologies, including vehicle steering capabilities, such as active steering technology.

August 9, 2017

PIT Group Assesses Real-World Platooning Operations

Canada's PIT engineering research group is overseeing a month-long series of truck platoon tests in order to evaluate how the new technology will perform in real-world fleet operations.

February 16, 2017

Knowing Isn't Fixing

Safety technology on trucks is one reason crash rates, injury rates and fatalities have fallen over the past two decades. Yet insurance rates and the costs of settlements they represent have gone up. Why?

October 18, 2016

NHTSA Official Talks Autonomous Vehicles, Safety Tech at FTX

In his keynote address at the 2016 Fleet Technology Expo, the director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Vehicle Research and Test Center provided an overview of vehicle safety technologies, covering systems that have recently been introduced to the market as well as technologies currently being developed, such as autonomous vehicles.

October 13, 2016

5 Takeaways from ATA MC&E

The American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition wrapped up in Las Vegas last week, so Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge has had a little time to reflect on the key themes of the many sessions, announcements and expo booths for her "All That's Trucking" blog.

September 22, 2016

FMCSA Final Rule Allows Windshield Mounted Technology

The FMCSA has issued a final rule amending the FMCSRs to allow the voluntary mounting of certain devices on the interior of the windshields of commercial motor vehicles.

August 12, 2016

Reversing Radar System Designed for Refuse and Waste Market

Sentinel Systems is launching its latest generation of reversing radar systems to the refuse and waste market, the company announced.

August 10, 2016

Stertil-Koni to Provide Briefings, Demos at National Lift Week

Vehicle lift maker Stertil-Koni will continue to sponsor National Lift Week, a event highlighting the best practices in vehicle lifting safety, efficiency, durability and environmental friendliness.

July 25, 2016

Why You Should Consider Advanced Safety Systems

With all of the advancements in the past 5-10 years, there is a strong case, both financially and in terms of sheer practicality, for fleets to evaluate and spec advanced safety systems on their trucks today.

July 14, 2016

Veto of Truck Platooning Bill a Mistake, Says Industry Consultant

Car and truck technologies are "completely different," and Missouri's governor erred is equating one with the other in his veto of legislation that would've allowed testing in that state, says a consultant involved in development.

June 20, 2016

Daimler Unveils Pedestrian, Cyclist Avoidance in Mercedes-Benz Trucks

Daimler Trucks says it’s making pedestrian detection in trucks available for the first time, with new Sideboard Assist and Active Brake Assist 4 in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.

October 8, 2015

Metris Brings Attention Assist, Park Assist to Smaller Vans

Mercedes-Benz is bringing several new standard safety features in the smaller van segment with its 2016 Metris, in addition to giving commercial fleets flexibility in upfitting and capacities found only in some of the larger vans on the market.

September 30, 2015

Ford Recalls F-150 Pickups for Unexpected Braking

The recall, covering 33,481 pickups in the U.S., will address a potential braking problem tied to the adaptive cruise control radar.

May 21, 2015

The Future of Visibility

While mirrors are here to stay, high-tech supplements are on the horizon.

April 6, 2015

Bendix Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Fleet Council

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is celebrating the 35th anniversary of its Fleet Council annual forum at this year’s event slated for April 12 – 14.

March 26, 2015

International First with New Bendix Advanced Safety System

Navistar International Truck announced that beginning next month, the new Bendix Wingman Fusion integrated driver-safety system will be available on its International ProStar Class 8 truck models.

February 2, 2015

ProStar Sleeper to Offer Bendix Safety System

The International ProStar will be the first truck to offer Bendix’s Next Generation Active Safety System. The system will initially be available on ProStar sleeper models with ProStar daycab and LoneStar models to follow later in 2015.

January 26, 2015

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Detroit Assurance - Fuel Economy

In part 2 of Equipment Editor Jim Park's test drive of the Detroit Assurance automatic safety systems, he explores the benefits of Intelligent Powertrain Management, which helps the truck operate in the most fuel-efficient manner possible.

January 20, 2015

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Detroit Assurance - The Basics

Equipment Editor Jim Park goes over the basics of Daimler Trucks North America's new safety system, Detroit Assurance. Featuring Adaptive Cruise Control and Active Brake Assist, the Detroit Assurance system actively looks for danger and helps drivers avoid it.

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