Eaton's latest Vorad system can now be ordered as a factory-installed option on Freightliner trucks.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Eaton has announced its Vorad VS-400 collision warning system is now listed as a 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. “Our mutual customers will be the ultimate winners, with a more convenient and affordable way to purchase the many proven safety features that the Vorad system has to offer.”
Customers can choose between five spec’ing options, including with or without the SmartCruise adaptive cruise control feature and BlindSpotter side object detection system.
Eaton’s Vorad VS-400 features a 77-GHz radar capable of identifying objects up to 500 feet in front of the vehicle. It provides in-cab audio and visual alerts to notify the driver when his or her following distance is unsafe. Eaton says it’s the only system that can detect both slow-moving and stationary objects, regardless of weather conditions.
The SmartCruise system can intervene to adjust vehicle speed, based on pre-determined parameters to help a driver maintain a safe following distances. The BlindSpotter, meanwhile, is a side object detection system that warns a driver when there’s an object alongside the vehicle when the turn signal is activated.
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