Volvo Trucks – Collision Warning with Emergency Brake even in a curve

Volvo Trucks – Collision Warning with Emergency Brake even in a curve


Volvo Trucks Collision Warning
with Emergency Brake is an advanced driver support system
that puts a definite stop to the truck, using both radar and camera technology. To demonstrate the system,
we put together a traffic situation where a car behaves unexpectedly
when exiting. As an extra challenge, we conducted
the demonstration in a curve. The radar
and the high-placed centred camera reads the traffic situation constantly,
even in a curve. The head-up display is lit up when the vehicle in front of the truck
is too close. If an unexpected situation emerges, the system kicks in
and puts a definite to stop the truck. Once the truck has stopped, the system checks if
there is any reaction from the driver. If no response from the driver, the
parking brake is automatically applied. The Collision Warning
with Emergency Brake demonstrates one of the industry’s
most advanced safety technologies. The vehicle takes control and brakes
faster than any person. Professional drivers,
with their rich experience, are able to read and predict
most complex traffic situations. This is yet another step
towards our vision of zero accidents.