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Volvo Demos Active Driver Assist, Available on VN Series
Volvo Demos Active Driver Assist, Available on VN Series

October 24, 2016
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...

White Trailer Proved Invisible to Tesla's Autonomous System
White Trailer Proved Invisible to Tesla's Autonomous System

July 1, 2016
A white semitrailer on a bright day proved invisible to the self-driving system of a Tesla S sedan, which failed to brake and ran under the trailer as it...

FMCSA Directs Retesting of Certain Tankers
FMCSA Directs Retesting of Certain Tankers

April 15, 2016
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a safety advisory to owners and operators of certain cargo tanks that were improperly inspected...

Bergstrom Parksmart HVAC Units in Freightliners Recalled

April 14, 2016
An electrical defect in a cab/sleeper heater-air conditioner has prompted recalls by the supplier and by the truck manufacturer that installed the units. An...

Wabco-SmartDrive System Uses Video Analytics

April 5, 2016
Wabco’s next generation OnLane lane departure warning system features a new, high-resolution camera integrated with a SmartDrive video-based driver...

Proposed 'Mattress Tag Rule' Angers ATA's Engineering VP
Proposed 'Mattress Tag Rule' Angers ATA's Engineering VP

September 24, 2015
Ted Scott, vice president of engineering for the American Trucking Associations, had a succinct assessment of a recent federal regulatory proposal: “FMCSA...

Fifth Wheel Model in Fatal Accident Recalled
Fifth Wheel Model in Fatal Accident Recalled

September 10, 2015
January 2014 incident saw trailer dropping off the tractor's fifth wheel, striking two pickup trucks and killing their drivers. Fontaine says the unit was...

OnGuard Active to Sense Stationary Objects in Lane Ahead
OnGuard Active to Sense Stationary Objects in Lane Ahead

August 27, 2015
Meritor Wabco’s OnGuard radar-based collision mitigation system will react to stationary objects as well as slower moving objects in an enhanced version...

Makers of Collision-Mitigation Systems Say They Pay for Themselves
Makers of Collision-Mitigation Systems Say They Pay for Themselves

June 10, 2015
Bendix and Meritor Wabco like the renewed attention put on their products by recommendations issued this week by the NTSB. But they don’t necessarily want...

Safety Board Calls for Action on Collision Avoidance Systems
Safety Board Calls for Action on Collision Avoidance Systems

June 9, 2015
Collision avoidance systems reduce accidents and save lives and injuries, and should be standard on all new passenger and commercial vehicles, says the...

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