Driver Assistance Systems

When Will We Have Autonomous Trucks? When One Passes "The Test."

How will we know when we're ready for truly autonomous trucks on our roadways? Well not until they pass this test...

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Deleting Standard Safety Technologies. Is It Really Worth It?

Eliminating standard safety technoliges from your truck spec can save hundred of dollars...but does it really save in the end?

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Who is Responsible for Ensuring Safety in the Automated Age?

In September of 2016 NHTSA introduced the "Federal Automated Vehicles Policy" to help speed up the development and implementation of automated vehicles on our roadways.

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By the Numbers (Part 2) UPDATED

Of course, the data only shows the numbers, not the reasons why. Much as I'd like to delve into this aspect, there's really a need for more methodical research in this area.

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The Dangers of Dual-Tire Pressure Imbalance

Everybody knows how important it is to keep your truck’s tires inflated to the right pressure: safety, stopping distance, fuel efficiency, operating costs, and tire life are all directly rela

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The Vernacular of Autonomy – A Primer

Autonomous vehicles or automated vehicles? Believe it or not, there is a difference. And, for the most part, nearly everyone is using autonomous in the wrong way.

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By the Numbers (Part 1) – UPDATED with 2015 Numbers

Part one of this blog takes a look inside the numbers released in the FMCSA’s “Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts” report.

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Test Drive Your Technology

One of the neat things I get to do in my role at Bendix is manage the talented group that makes up our customer solutions demo team...

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Foundations for the Future – Available Today

Just as ABS is the foundation for a lot of great braking system improvements, such as stability control, DAS technologies are the building blocks for the next generation – the future...

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Why truckers are still needed

Why are drivers going to be around for longer than the technologically roaring 2020s? A few reasons come to mind...

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Why the Future Doesn’t Happen Overnight

Today, there’s a lot of talk about automated/autonomous vehicle technologies and, if you were to believe the pundits (and those beholden to venture capitalists), we’ll be riding around in dri

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Maintaining Driver Assistance Systems: Why Covering the Basics Takes Care of the Advanced Technologies

How do you maintain an advanced driver assistance system on a tractor or truck?

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Advancing the 4-Is to the 5-Is

The 4-Is of active safety and future autonomy--information, intelligence, intervention and insight will help systems advance from active safety technologies through driver assistance systems

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Check Your Spec

Why check your spec? Simple. Because you may not be getting what you think you’re getting...

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Automated, Autonomous, Platooning – Oh My! The AV Q & A.

Who is leading the way in automation developments? What do you foresee as the primary first use for any autonomous truck ...

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Driver Assistance is NOT Driver Replacement

More and more driver “assistance” systems are being sold – or at least interpreted – as driver “replacement” systems. This post discusses why it’s important for the driver to...

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How We Got to Where We Are…

Driver assistance systems, they didn’t just appear overnight, right? This post discusses how antilock braking systems – or ABS – started us on the path to where we are today.

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