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EQUIPMENT
[ SAFETY ]
W
hen it comes to autonomous vehicles
(AVs), the question isn't if we'll be sharing the
road with them one day, but when. As it turns
out, recent developments indicate that 'when'
could be soon. Loadsmith recently purchased
800 trucks outfitted with Kodiak Driver, a longhaul
self-driving vehicle system. In January,
TuSimple also started testing its Level 4 autonomous
trucks, which require no human interaction
but can be overridden by a driver, in Japan. And
Waymo and Aurora have been piloting their technology
to deliver freight around Texas as well.
But before a significant number of AVs hit the
road, the public must trust they won't malfunction
and cause a crash. This is where automatic
emergency braking systems (AEBs) come in.
These systems use radar, lidar, and cameras
to detect objects in front of a vehicle, and if an
object or vehicle is too close, the system takes
proactive measures to avoid a collision. Because
of the obvious safety benefits, they are growing
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in popularity
among fleets.
And, overall, AEBs have
worked very well in terms of safety,
with a 2020 report from the Federal Motor
Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) predicting
that if widely implemented, this technology
could prevent 31-37% of heavy-vehicle front-torear
crashes. In June, FMCSA proposed a rule
that will require AEBs on all new Class 3-8
commercial vehicles. This could go into effect as
early as 2027 for heavy-duty and medium-duty
vehicles by 2028.
The National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) estimates the proposed
rule would prevent 19,118 crashes, 155 fatalities,
and 8,814 injuries per year. A 2022 NHTSA
study found that vehicles equipped with AEB and
forward-collision
warning technologies
cut crash frequency in half.
The rule has also gained the support
of the American Trucking Associations. " The
trucking industry supports the use of proven safety
technology like automatic emergency braking, "
asserted Dan Horvath, ATA VP of safety policy.
The reason so many groups are behind the
technology is because it lessens the impact of
human error.
AEB ADOPTION S
Automatic emergency braking systems are becoming
more common in the commercial vehicle industry,
but are efforts to mandate the tech moving too fast?
By Alex Keenan

july2023

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of july2023

Hitched Up – Using AI without losing what's important to your business
Equipment – AEB adoption speeds ahead
In The Bay – Bright ideas to speed up lighting and electrical repairs
Shop Operations – Battle of the bulging budget
Lubrication – Greasing: Manual or auto?
APUS – APU innovations take heat off fleets
Diagnostics – Don't distress; de-stress your diagnostic process
Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting & Skills Contest
Fleet Parts & Components
Tools & Equipment
Product Spotlight: Wheels and brakes
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july2023 - Hitched Up – Using AI without losing what's important to your business
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july2023 - Equipment – AEB adoption speeds ahead
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july2023 - In The Bay – Bright ideas to speed up lighting and electrical repairs
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july2023 - Shop Operations – Battle of the bulging budget
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july2023 - Lubrication – Greasing: Manual or auto?
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july2023 - APUS – APU innovations take heat off fleets
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july2023 - Diagnostics – Don't distress; de-stress your diagnostic process
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july2023 - Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting & Skills Contest
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july2023 - Product Spotlight: Wheels and brakes
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