Eaton streamlines VORAD on Freightliner trucks

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Eaton Corporation says that its VORAD VS-400 collision warning systems are now listed as a published, factory-installed option on all Freightliner Cascadia, Century and Columbia Class 8 trucks.

"With this new option made available to its customers, Freightliner again reinforces its commitment to truck safety," said Phil Warmbier, marketing manager for Eaton’s VORAD business.

To simplify the specification process for dealers and customers, five separate specification selections for the anti-collision VORAD safety systems are now available in the Freightliner data book, including the collision warning system with or without SmartCruise adaptive cruise control and/or BlindSpotter side object detection system only.

Eaton’s latest generation VORAD VS-400, with 77-GHz radar is a forward-looking object detection system that helps drivers identify objects up to 500 feet ahead with in-cab audio and visual alerts. It is the only available collision warning system that detects both slow-moving and stationary objects that may present a danger to the truck, regardless of the weather conditions.

The SmartCruise system collects data from the collision warning system to assist the truck driver with maintaining safe following distance. The system automatically adjusts vehicle speed, based on pre-determined parameters, to help prevent collisions. The BlindSpotter system is a side-object detection system that signals an alert when an object is identified alongside the vehicle. If a turn signal is activated, an audio signal warns the driver if an object has been identified alongside the vehicle.


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