On a test track in the new Volvo FH, together with test drivers you get to experience how the Collision Warning with Emergency Brake system can avoid a rear end collision, even if its tight!
The tractor trailer is fully loaded to 40 tons GCW.
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► Volvo Trucks boosts safety on slippery winter roads
For trucks with drawbar trailers, slippery winter roads and downhill
gradients represent a tough challenge for even the most skilled of drivers.
There is always the risk of the rig becoming unstable and, in the
worst-case scenario, starting to jack-knife. Volvo Trucks has now developed
a solution that significantly improves safety.
In order to minimise the risk of this type of situation and potential
accidents, Volvo Trucks has developed a system known as Stretch Brake that
automatically retards the trailer and straightens up the rig on slippery
Mercedes-Benz Actros Safety Truck - Active Brake Assist 2
Mercedes-Benz führt im Schwer-Lkw Actros die zweite Generation des Active
Brake Assist ein. Dieses Sicherheitssystem kann jetzt noch mehr: Leitete es
bisher vor langsamer vorausfahrenden Hindernissen bei Gefahr eines
Auffahrunfalls automatisch eine Bremsung ein, so wird der neue Active Brake
Assist 2 auch vor stehenden Hindernissen aktiv, etwa einem überraschenden
Volvo Trucks - Increased safety on slippery roads with Volvo Trucks' Stretch Brake
For heavily loaded trucks, the risk of jack-knifing is high during the
winter when the roads are slippery. Volvo Trucks' new innovation Stretch
Brake prevents jack-knife accidents and gives the driver better control of
the vehicle when driving in tough conditions. Johan Sundberg, at Sundberg's
haulage company, drives heavily loaded rigs and has experienced the problem
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CRASHES 2013 Volvo FH
The driver of a new Volvo FH would emerge from an 80 km/h collision without
any serious injuries. And if the truck rolled over, there is an emergency
exit at hand. But not only the driver's safety has improved.
Thousands of simulated collision tests and about 100 real crash tests have
allowed Volvo Trucks' engineers to develop a safer truck cab. For instance,
high-strength materials such as dual-phase steel have been used in
collision-absorbing beams and in the doors. The cab too uses the strongest
steel available today for body panelling -- ultra-high-strength, thermoset,
press-moulded boron steel.
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