Volvo Trucks Launches New Blind Spot Safety Tech

Source: Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks is introducing a new safety system to detect other road users entering the blind spot on both sides of the truck.

The new system, called Side Collision Avoidance Support, uses a dual radar on each side of the truck to detect other road users, such as cyclists, when they enter
the risk area.

The system informs the driver via a red light on the relevant side mirror. If the driver indicates a lane change via the turn signal, the red light starts to flash and a warning sound emits from the side of the potential collision.

“An accident can happen in a split second. Our extensive accident research is based on decades of studying real-life situations, and this new safety system helps the driver to prevent potential collisions,” said Anna Wrige Berling, Traffic & Product Safety Director at Volvo Trucks.

“At Volvo Trucks, our long-term vision is zero accidents, and safety is at the core of everything we do. This new system is another example of our efforts to accomplish these aims.”

The new system will be available globally on the Volvo FH, FM and FMX with diesel, gas and electric drivelines, starting in September this year. The Volvo FL and FE models will get the new safety system in 2023.

VIDEO: VOLVO TRUCKS – SIDE COLLISION AVOIDANCE SUPPORT

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