Commercial Truck Manufacturers Showcases New Technologies To Reduce Truck Accidents-thinkpad s230u

Legal Manufacturers of commercial trucks recently gathered at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition to showcase new technologies to improve commercial truck safety as well as to decrease commercial truck accidents. Among the commercial truck manufacturers technology and transportation suppliers involved in this year’s SAE 2008 exhibit was Delphi, which introduced an array of technologies it hopes will decrease the fatal and costly accidents often associated with commercial trucks. Truck Safety Technologies on the Horizon There are an array of technologies on the horizon being developed by commercial truck manufacturers as well as technology producers working to better equip commercial truck drivers with the safety devices needed to better protect drivers, passengers and other vehicles on the road. Among the technologies being developed are the following, according to Delphi: * The vehicle integrated safety system that offers lane departure warnings for forward, side and lane departures using radar and vision technologies. * Headway alert system, which provides a driver with feedback on safe and unsafe following distances by using visual and audio alerts. * A lane departure warning system that uses a camera to alert drivers when they have drifted out of their intended lane and the system uses algorithms to stop alerts when turn signals have been used. * A drowsy driver alert system attempts to reduce vehicle accidents caused by sleepy drivers by using an imaging sensor and infrared illuminators to determine the number of eye closure rates that occur for an individual driver. Additionally, this system can automatically use fresh air, alert tones or phone calls as well as audio signals that a driver pull off of the road. In addition to new-aged technology being developed to ease commercial truck driver’s worries of becoming involved in an accident, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is in its third year of its driver information sharing project known as the Enhanced CVISN. The system was designed to "enhance the safety, security and productivity of commercial vehicle operations and to improve access to and quality of information about commercial drivers, carriers, vehicles, chassis, cargo, inspections, crashes, compliance reviews and citations for authorized and public and private sector users," according to the FMCSA Technology Division. The project is also responsible for gathering and maintaining statistics on commercial truck carriers involved in accidents, receiving tickets as well as roadside assistance. Legal Help For Commercial Truck Accident Victims Commercial truck accidents are among the most dangerous vehicular accidents that can occur in the United States. Most often these accidents involve either serious injury/bodily harm to those involved or can cause a fatality affecting more than just a victim and their family and friends. Individuals who have suffered from a truck collision should consider consulting with an experienced law firm that will offer a free legal consultation as to a victim’s specific truck accident case to determine the best course of action for a victim who may be suffering medically and financially from a heavy truck wreck. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: