Testing autonomous trucks is more complex than it seems. The men and women sitting in the left seat of the nation's burgeoning fleet of robotic trucks are often called safety drivers. Their responsibilities are far more comprehensive than just keeping the truck out of trouble.
September 3, 2020
Beginning next year, ZF will use a two-lens camera system to improve the performance and functionality of various advanced driver safety features. A second lens enables redundancy for Level2+ autonomous functions and offers wide-angle field of view for pedestrian detection.
June 13, 2019
Daimler’s optional Level 2 technologies, Lane Keep Assist and ACC to Zero,
will make drivers’ jobs easier and likely a little safer — if they don’t abuse them. Jim Park reports on his experience with the latest Detroit technology on a Freightliner Cascadia.
June 12, 2019
One of the new features of Daimler’s Detroit Assurance 5.0 relieves drivers of the stress of managing stop and go traffic. It’s called Adaptive Cruise Control Down to Zero. All the driver has to do is steer and keep an eye out for lane cutters.
May 22, 2019
Tire makers need to reduce tire rolling resistance to meet upcoming greenhouse gas rules. What does that mean for safety?
April 18, 2019
There’s much to consider when buying friction material, so get all the data you can from a trusted supplier and be wary of the cheapest product on the market.
April 15, 2019
Statistically, cargo tanks, both liquid and dry bulk, are statistically among the safest vehicles on the road today. But the tank sector does face certain challenges that are inherent with the job.
December 28, 2017