Volvo Truck’s Emergency Brakes
Sudden stops can happen quite frequently on the road. These sudden stops can cause serious accidents. Distractions can also cause serious accidents. To prevent its trucks from rear ending other vehicles, Volvo has created an innovative emergency brake system. The car manufacturer has released a video about its emergency brake system for its truck.
Volvo truck technology was first released last year. The new video depicts a Volvo Truck, fully loaded with 40 tons. In the video, the truck is driving toward an immobile vehicle, and the Volvo Truck is fully capable of coming to a full stop. The other vehicle is left unscathed, and there is still room between the truck and vehicle. In another scenario, a slow moving car is also used in the video, and the truck is able to fully stop, without any harm to the car.
This technology is a collision warning and emergency brake system. It is designed to prevent trucks from rear-ending a slowed or stationary vehicle. The truck’s systems use radar to detect vehicles ahead. It also uses a forward facing camera. When the system senses a slowed or stationary vehicle, it shows the driver a blinking red light on the windshield. If the driver has no reaction, the system adds a beeping sound. When the driver does not respond to either alert, the system will gently apply the brake. It will then use emergency brakes, forcing the truck to a full stop. This system is designed to work in trucks moving at about 43 miles per hour. The truck will also warn vehicles behind it. Its brake lights will flash quickly, which signals that the truck is making an emergency brake.
This Collision Warning with Emergency Brake system is only available in the new FH Globetrotter. The car manufacturer is one of the first to produce such a system. This system marks a new trend of emergency braking systems. In the future, European regulations will mandate emergency braking systems in all new trucks.
This system has been on the road for a year. There have been no reports of any avoided crashes. There have also been no reports of crashes related to this new system.
Volvo’s system and other emergency brake system may make the roads safer, but it is also important for drivers to be drive safely. Many car manufacturers are developing technology that will prevent accidents from happening. However, it is still the driver’s responsibility to be alert and follow safety rules.