Putting New Safety Technology to the Test

Freightliner Cascadia

New truck safety technology is a fact. Freightliner of St. Cloud in Central Minnesota is allowing truck purchasers the opportunity to become better acquainted with the Detroit Assurance suite of safety systems with a one-week test drive on a brand new Freightliner Cascadia.

The Detroit Assurance safety system fully integrates with the Detroit engine and transmission, the truck’s braking systems and dashboard to enhance driver safety with the following features:

  1. The Radar System senses when a vehicle is too close and then enables the Active Brake Assist feature to mitigate collisions, and Adaptive Cruise Control to adjust to traffic conditions.
  2. The Lane Departure Warning (LDW) is an optional system that uses a camera to track the truck’s position and provide warnings if the truck veers out of its lane.

The St. Cloud Times covered these systems in a video of a demo drive here.

Safety experts believe these technologies will be mandated in the next five to seven years as they contribute to accident avoidance. Early adopters may be rewarded with lower insurance premiums.

 

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