Collision mitigation, discs standard on Cascadia

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Daimler Trucks North America has made the Detroit Assurance 4.0 collision mitigation system and Meritor EX+ L air disc brakes standard on all new Freightliner Cascadia trucks.

Detroit Assurance 4.0 safety systems includes adaptive cruise control and active brake assist 4.0. The active cruise can set following distances between 2.4 and 3.6 seconds, while the radar-based collision mitigation system is always on.

When a truck gets too close to another vehicle, the driver first receives an audible alarm with visual warning, followed by partial braking, and finally full active braking using the transmission, engine brake, and service brakes.

Meritor EX+ L air disc brakes, standard on all wheel positions for the new Cascadia starting in spring 2018, further enhances performance and safety.

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John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking,, TruckTech, Transport Routier, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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