Adaptive Cruise Control

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February 3, 2017

Kenworth Predictive Cruise Update Ups Fuel Economy

Kenworth has updated its Predictive Cruise Control functionality for T680 and T880 trucks equipped with the 2017 Paccar MX-11, MX-13, and Cummins X15 engines.

July 7, 2016

Ford Super Duty to Offer Driver-Assist Technologies

Ford has announced 17 new driver-assist features for its 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickup.

April 22, 2016

Mack: New Powertrain Products Save Fuel, Cut Emissions

Mack Trucks picked Earth Day in Austin, Texas – said to be one of the country’s most “green” cities – to announce its 2017-model powertrain products, designed to save fuel and reduce carbon emissions.

December 14, 2015

Commentary: Gizmology Games

While driver-assisting technology is capable of making us safer, in reality it is rarely frustration free.

November 25, 2015

Kenworth's Predictive Cruise Control Looks Ahead to Save Fuel

Predictive cruise control uses terrain mapping and GPS satellite locating to manage the engine and transmission for efficient operation on up- and downgrades.

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.

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.

November 16, 2014

Detroit Assurance: Collision Mitigation, Assisted Braking, Better MPG

The new Detroit Assurance from Daimler Trucks North America is an active vehicle safety system that complements fuel efficiency while adding a huge measure of driver convenience. The system was formally unveiled at a ride-and-drive event in Miami, Florida, on Friday.

October 27, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: SuperTruck Technology Imitates Life

The SuperTruck's Road Load Managment System acts like a more intelligent cruise control that reads the terrain and adjusts the truck's speed to optimize fuel efficiency on tough hills while increasing speed in other areas. The time to destination stays the same, but fuel economy is improved. Equipment Editor Jim Park explains the system in this Ultimate Test Drive video. 

View Part 1 here.  View Part 2 here.

September 24, 2014

Wabco Says New OptiPace Cruise Control is Tuned for Efficiency

Wabco introduced its OptiPace predictive cruise control system for trucks and buses, which uses on-board digital maps and proprietary algorithms to anticipate and adapt the vehicle's speed based on the road ahead.

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