Volvo Trucks and safety at the wheel: new assistance systems
Detect risks and adjust the truck's trajectory
Volvo Trucks engineers have developed two systems. The first one aims to improve the vehicle's stability, especially in low grip conditions. Like a driver, it adjusts the trajectory of the vehicle in order to avoid all risks of skidding. The second system prevents the truck from leaving the road thanks to several cameras that follow its position on the traffic lane. Above 55 km/h, when the ground marking is crossed, a slight movement of the steering wheel will restore the vehicle's trajectory and vibrations in the steering wheel will inform the inattentive or drowsy driver.
In addition to these two truck driver assistance systems, an additional functionality is also available. It allows the resistance of the steering wheel to be adapted to the preferences of each driver in order to improve driving sensations.
Avoiding the most common accidents
In order to develop these new functionalities, the manufacturer relied mainly on its accident research program. It includes all the information relating to the most frequently observed accidents. It includes all the information relating to the most frequently observed accidents. This data collection is essential for accident prevention and to guide research and development teams. It should be noted that Volvo Truck aims one day to ensure that no more accidents are caused by one of its vehicles.