Daimler displays safety-first philosophy in launch
HANNOVER, Germany – Safety is the name of the game, and Daimler has clearly raised that game with an array of new features unveiled during the IAA truck show. The latest generation of Europe's cabover Actros tractor includes no fewer than 60 new features, four of which have made world premiers. But in a launch event branded as “transforming transportation”, the focuses on visibility, pedestrian detection, and automated braking took center stage.
Bendix upgrading brakes and electronics
ATLANTA, GA - "Push them in, the wheels spin." It's one of the first things that many driver trainees memorize when learning how to use the yellow tractor protection control valve and red trailer supply valve. Now Bendix is preparing to release a new generation of the controls among a series of new product releases coming in 2018.
Tech is your co-pilot. What’s changed?
SCHAUMBURG, IL - Advanced driver assistance systems like the ones that sound an alarm if you're tailgating -- or even apply vehicle brakes automatically -- are proving themselves to be more than a novelty. Schneider has already equipped 12,000 of its trucks with autonomous emergency braking systems that will act if a crash seems imminent. Related collisions have now dropped by 69% and their severity has plunged 95%, says Thomas DiSalvi, the fleet's vice president - safety and loss prevention. "This is ready for prime time." The underlying technologies have clearly come a long way, according to participants in a roundtable hosted this week by the U.S. National Safety Council.