VORAD systems optional on Freightliners
Dec 1, 2008 12:00 PM
Eaton Corporation recently announced that VORAD VS-400 collision warning systems are now listed as a published, factory-installed option on all Freightliner Cascadia, Century, and Columbia Class 8 trucks.
To simplify the specification process for dealers and customers, five separate specification selections for VORAD safety systems are available in the Freightliner data book, including the collision warning system with or without SmartCruise adaptive cruise control and/or BlindSpotter side object detection system only.
Eaton's latest generation VORAD VS-400, with 77-GHz radar that is approved for worldwide use, is a forward-looking object detection system that helps drivers identify objects up to 500 feet ahead with in-cab audio and visual alerts. It detects both slow-moving and stationary objects that may present a danger to the truck, regardless of the weather conditions. The new user-friendly driver display features adjustable volume control.
The SmartCruise system collects data from the collision warning system to assist the truck driver with maintaining safe following distance. This system automatically adjusts vehicle speed, based on pre-determined parameters, to help prevent collisions. The BlindSpotter system is a side-object detection system that signals an alert when an object is identified alongside the vehicle. If a turn signal is activated, an audio signal warns the driver if an object has been identified alongside the vehicle.
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