““Adding ADAS to commercial vehicle trucks is one of the most effective ways for fleets and drivers to reduce accidents,” says Julien Plenchette, vice president of Americas commercial vehicles solutions for the ZF Group.
Recent data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), he notes, underscores this notion, showing that forward collision mitigation technology can reduce front-end commercial vehicle accidents by up to 44%.
Adoption rates remain strong, bolstered by many OEMs offering the systems in standard position on their latest trucks.
“ADAS technologies like collision mitigation systems, lane departure warning and blind spot detection have seen increased adoption so far,” says Ashley Murickan, product marketing manager for Volvo Trucks North America. “Fleets understand the value of these systems to increase their safety score and will continue to increasingly adopt them in the future.””
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It’s no secret that ADAS helps the average driver avoiding collisions in their recreational vehicle. However, not much has been said at just how much of an impact ADAS has on commercial vehicles. Considering that truckers spend a majority of their time on the road, this technology has no doubt saved numerous lives already. As these systems become more advanced, it’s believed that accidents related to human error will continue to decline.
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