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A retrofittable Level 2 automated driver assistance system ride along

Automated driver assistance systems tend to get lumped together with monikers like “active lane keep assist” and “adaptive cruise control,” but the reality is that all ADAS systems have subtle operational differences that can make a big impact on a truck driver over thousands of miles. The best way to understand those differences is to

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The service needs of heavy-duty truck ADAS

The implementation of ADAS technologies has changed the game of fleet operations. With life-saving and collision-preventing features like emergency braking and active lane-keep, the automated system has positively influenced both the drivers and the roads that they drive on. ADAS technology may be changing the way driver’s operate their vehicles, but it’s also changing the

Bendix school bus safety spec’ing tips

The classic yellow school bus is a symbol of safety in America, and for good reason: It is well documented as the safest form of student transportation. Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC offered a glimpse at technologies and training developed to make school bus transportation across North America even safer. ADAS advantage The National Association

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The unintended ADAS consequences of seemingly unrelated truck repairs

A truck rolls into a service shop and needs a radiator replaced. The technician dutifully does the job, moving components out of the way, replacing the radiator and putting everything back into place. The truck rolls out, but when the truck rolls under certain overpasses, a shuddering of the active brake assist systems runs through

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The evolution of ADAS technology

Technology has been propelling human innovation since our first ancestors picked up a bone and used it as a hammer. It has made our lives easier, safer and more efficient. And when it comes to the trucking industry, technology has improved safety measures by leaps and bounds. OEMs are continuously developing advanced driver assistance systems

Freightliner Plus Series medium-duty truck walk around

Productivity and safety were the names of the Freightliner Plus Series M2 and SD games when the OEM unveiled the refreshed medium-duty and vocational trucks at a pre-launch truck event earlier this summer. While the talking point of truck technology finding its way into the vocational truck segment has been building over the past several

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Freightliner M2, SD Plus Series launch updates its medium-duty truck offering

Freightliner introduced the new Plus Series–enhanced versions of its M2 and SD models, including the M2 106 Plus, M2 112 Plus, 108SD Plus, and 114SD Plus. The enhanced models provide a major update to the interior and electrical systems of the M2 and SD models. The OEM noted that the Plus Series is designed to

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Lane keeping assist available for order on new Kenworth Class 8 trucks

New Kenworth Class 8 T680, T880 and W990 trucks are now available for order with the optional Kenworth Lane Keeping Assist. The system was first introduced with the Kenworth T680 Next Generation in 2021. Lane Keeping Assist uses camera input to identify when the truck is departing the lane and provides a “nudge” to help keep the

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Preventing unintended consequences from routine service on ADAS-equipped commercial vehicles

Technology can be a wonderful thing–when it works. When it doesn’t, that same wondrous technology can lead to unintended consequences, including complete mechanical failure. Having a deeper level of understanding how the pieces work together can help us navigate more effectively around all those devices to deliver the benefits we had hoped to achieve. The

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Pre-Trip planning for safe truck driving

In 2020, IIHS reported that a total of 2,974 of 53,890 fatal crashes involving passenger vehicles were caused by distractions ranging from daydreaming and text-messaging to eating and rubbernecking. In 2019, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported that least one driver-related factor was recorded for 33 percent of the large truck drivers in fatal

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Detroit Active Side Guard Assist improves safety during low-speed turns

Detroit announced the addition of Active Side Guard Assist (ASGA) to the Detroit Assurance suite of safety systems to improve safety in low-speed, passenger-side turns. Planned for production beginning Sept. 1, ASGA detects moving objects in the path of a right-hand turn at speeds below 12 MPH and applies the brakes, which improves safety at

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Mack Trucks launches PreView collision warning technology

Mack Trucks announced the Sensata Technologies PreView multi-sensor collision warning system is now available for order on the Mack LR, Mack LR Electric and Mack TerraPro models. Mack made the announcement at WasteExpo 2022, May 9-12, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. Sensata uses four radar sensors–one on the front, one on the rear, and one on each

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