collision avoidance system

Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Preco Enhances PreView Side Defender System

Preco exhibit John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Preco Electronics announced its PreView Side Defender II now provides radar-based blind-spot detection in addition to lane-change detection for trucks.

March 11, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Standardizing Collision Avoidance Systems Is One of NTSB’s Most Wanted Safety Improvements

NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Automobile and truck manufacturers should develop a standard practice of installing collision avoidance technology in their vehicles, according to the National Transportation Safety Board, which named the system as one of its 10 Most Wanted Transportation Safety Improvements.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 4, 2019
Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Collision Mitigation Advances

Volvo interior False positives have been greatly reduced as the technology has improved, Volvo Trucks says. (Volvo Trucks)

Collision mitigation systems for trucks are becoming increasingly popular as they offer enhanced safety features, register fewer false activations and set the stage for increasing autonomous capabilities.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
November 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Collision Avoidance Systems Succeed in NHTSA Field Test

Meritor Wabco

A yearlong federal field test of 150 Class 8 tractor­-trailers equipped with collision avoidance systems had no rear-­end crashes, a new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study revealed.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 20, 2016
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

NTSB Calls for Collision Avoidance Systems to Be Standard


The National Transportation Safety Board on June 8 issued a recommendation that collision avoidance systems be standard equipment on all new cars and commercial trucks.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 8, 2015