Collision Avoidance Technology

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February 7, 2017

Mitsubishi Fuso Offers Mobileye Safety System on FE and FG Trucks

For model year 2017, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America will offer optional Mobileye collision-avoidance systems on its FE and FG Series trucks.

January 24, 2017

Truck Crash Survivor Awarded $15 Million in Civil Suit

A survivor of a truck crash that renewed calls for mandating collision avoidance systems on heavy trucks when it killed five nursing students from Georgia Southern University has been awarded $15 million in a civil suit against the trucking company.

January 17, 2017

Penske Adds Standard Tech, Safety System to Rental Fleet

Penske Truck Rental is making collision avoidance systems and air disc brakes its standard spec on commercial tractors within its rental fleet.

December 16, 2016

Bendix Wingman Advanced Available to Order on Kenworth T270, T370

The Bendix Wingman Advanced system is now available for order as an option on Kenworth T270 and T370 medium-duty trucks.

November 2, 2016

Peterbilt Adds Bendix Collision Mitigation to Medium-Duty Models

Peterbilt is adding the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology to its medium-duty Model 337 and 348 trucks.

October 24, 2016

Volvo Demos Active Driver Assist, Available on VN Series

Called Wingman Fusion by Bendix, the system uses radar and a forward-facing camera to detect and identify obstacles ahead, then warn the driver and soon apply the brakes.

October 7, 2016

Kenworth Offers Bendix Wingman Advanced Option for T270, T370

Kenworth will add the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation system as an option on its medium-duty Kenworth T270 and T370 trucks.

October 5, 2016

Volvo Integrates Advanced Collision Mitigation Into Dash Display

System readouts are integrated into the driver information display on the dash, so no additional display units or prep kits are needed.

September 23, 2016

International Makes Collision Mitigation Standard on LT Series Trucks

International Truck has announced that its upcoming LT Series on-highway Class 8 tractor will come standard with an advanced driver assistance safety system that includes collision mitigation and stability technologies.

August 18, 2016

Bendix Highlights Newest Advanced Safety System

Trucking journalists recently got an up-close demonstration of Bendix’s new Wingman Fusion integrated vehicle safety system, which uses advanced, high-speed computers, fully integrated safety systems and image-recognition cameras to give drivers fewer false alarms and faster responses in critical situations.

June 29, 2016

Wabco, ZF Unveil Advanced Braking and Steering Technology [VIDEO]

Automated collision avoidance is several steps closer to reality. At a demonstration event held in Germany on Wednesday, ZF and Wabco revealed a prototype collision avoidance technology for commercial vehicles called Evasive Maneuver Assist.

June 29, 2016

ATA: Trucking Invests $9.5 Billion in Safety Annually

The trucking industry invests at least $9.5 billion in safety every year, according to a new report by the American Trucking Associations.

June 15, 2016

Murder Indictments for Driver, Fleet in Fatal Georgia Crash

A high-profile truck crash in Georgia that led to increased calls for a collision-avoidance technology mandate has reportedly resulted in murder indictments for the truck driver and carrier involved.

April 21, 2016

Fleet Specs Bendix Air Disc Brakes on Trucks and Trailers

Boyle Transportation is equipping Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes on all steer and drive axles of its fleet tractors as well as on all of its new refrigerated trailers.

April 5, 2016

Wabco-SmartDrive System Uses Video Analytics

Wabco’s next generation OnLane lane departure warning system features a new, high-resolution camera integrated with a SmartDrive video-based driver performance management system to reduce instances of wandering and unsafe maneuvers.

April 4, 2016

Automatic Braking Could Take Longer to Develop for Big Trucks

Automatic emergency braking could take longer to develop in large commercial trucks because of the unique challenges in vehicles that are larger in size and heavier in weight.

March 2, 2016

Kenworth Expands T680 and T880 Options

Kenworth is offering new collision mitigation, severe-duty suspension, and DEF configuration options on its T680 and T880 truck models.

March 2, 2016

Collision Mitigation Added to International DuraStar

International announced that the collision mitigation technology, Bendix Wingman Fusion would now be offered on its medium-duty DuraStar models. It has also added the Cummins ISL9 engine as an option for the WorkStar and DuraStar.

February 2, 2016

7 Technologies That Will Affect Trucking and the Aftermarket

The trucking industry aftermarket is being bombarded with technology, and that trend is not likely to go away any time soon, according to industry analyst Derek Kaufman.

December 9, 2015

Mesilla Valley to Use SmartDrive on 1,300 Trucks

Mesilla Valley Transportation says it has selected SmartDrive’s video-based safety device for its fleet of more than 1,300 tractors.

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