Trucking technologies have advanced in the past decade. The most important technology advancements are technologies to keep drivers safe on the road. Learn about some of the driver safety technologies we’ve implemented in our trucks:
Lane Departure Warning Systems
According to Bendix CVS, a lane departure system manufacturer, one in five truck crash fatalities is linked to unintended lane departures. When traveling at a high speed on the highway, there could be devastating results if a truck moves out of a lane for just a split second. There are many reasons a driver may start to drift out of the lane, including fatigue, distractions and bad weather conditions.
Lane departure warning systems utilize high-tech cameras to detect the lane markings on the road. The cameras can detect the lane markings in day or night. If a driver starts to drift across the lane marking, the system alerts the driver either by making a loud noise over the speakers or by vibrating the driver’s seat.
Many drivers have said they didn’t realize how tired they were until getting the alerts while driving. A lane departure system helps warn drivers of issues and prevent accidents.
Collision Avoidance Systems
Collision avoidance systems are also known as active/adaptive cruise control systems. These systems help to prevent accidents by modulating the throttle as required by the surrounding traffic. It applies the brakes when a collision is likely.
Collision avoidance systems are becoming more common. Many truck manufacturers install this technology when trucks are built.
The system works by monitoring the distance between the truck and surrounding vehicles. The system displays an arc of red lights on the dashboard and beeps if the truck driver gets to close to another vehicle. If a collision is going to happen, the system applies the brakes to avoid an accident.
We are committed to keeping truck drivers safe on the road. If you are interested in learning more about our safety measures, please contact us.