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Volvo Trucks Has Developed a New Safety Technology

To reduce the risk of accidents triggered by a limited field of vision, Volvo Trucks has developed a new safety technology.

The technology which is in test phase is a part of Volvo's Non-Hit Car and Truck research project. It performs a 360-degree scan of its surroundings, evaluates information and suggest actions accordingly to avoid mishaps.

Volvo noted that if the driver does not respond to the warnings, the brake or steering system will be activated automatically.

One of the main components of the new technology is a data platform which includes sensory input from cameras and other sensors placed on all sides of the vehicle, which can identity different road users.

According to Volvo, the technology is not ready to be applied in commercial vehicles and might take up to ten years to be introduced commercially.

Volvo Trucks' Traffic and Product Safety director Carl Johan Almqvist said: "We have the main components in place but we need to do a lot more testing in order to make sure that the system is fault-free.

"If we manage to solve these challenges, a future without truck accidents is within reach."


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