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Scania Australia to Offer Automatic Emergency Braking as Standard for Stock Prime Movers

Published On Feb 17, 2016By Prashant Talreja

Scania Australia is planning to equip truck models with an output exceeding 440 hp with the Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system. The firm reported that this is a part of a larger safety upgrade package, which includes a Lane Departure Warning system, as well as an Adaptive Cruise Control system. The AEB system brings a fusion of the radar and the camera systems to “provide autonomous emergency braking warning and intervention, to prevent two moving vehicles colliding, or the Scania truck running into stationary traffic.”

The new upgrade had reached all stock prime movers of 440 hp designed for haulage or distribution services. The system can also be availed by a major share of the on-road Scania vehicles, where it is not currently present. “We wanted to offer our customers this potentially life-saving feature and so we made it standard on stock vehicles with outputs of 440 hp and above,” said Ian Butler, a vehicle technical support specialist from Scania Australia.

AEB is effective at speeds more than 15 kmph. Protection is offered at three different stages through this system. In the first stage, it detects possibilities of collision, upon which the system sounds an acoustic signal and illuminates a red warning light on dashboard. If the driver fails to react, the system goes on to enforce a gentle brake application. If there is no response here either (in case the driver has fallen asleep or has been incapacitated), the AEB system takes over and activates the brakes with full force, helping to deter a mishap with a slower moving or stationary vehicle detected.

The warnings or braking can be interrupted through manual control by either by applying the brake pedal or by pressing the AEB switch on the instrument panel. The driver can also use the accelerator pedal (including activating the kickdown) and steer away from the immediate mishap.

See Also:

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