In last week’s blog, we discussed the latest announcements from Daimler Trucks North America, specifically those concerning the new safety package, the “Detroit Assurance Package,” and how its collision and lane departure alerts are set to revolutionize the way drivers operate their vehicles. But what do the drivers themselves have to say about integrated safety systems? If the research from a University of Michigan study has anything to say about it, they fully approve!
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Shows Positive Response to Integrated Safety Systems
In the study conducted by the UMTRI, which was a comprehensive 5-year research program, the compiled data generally had positive things to say about the overall effectiveness and usefulness of integrated safety systems in trucks. They were proven to reduce the number of accidents experienced, and the drivers who participated performed at a safer level with the help of the integrated systems.
Freightliner Integrated Safety Systems Impress on a Major Scale
Dave LeBlanc, one of the chief investigators of the UMTRI project, noted that the results of the study brought these systems to the attention of some big names. At the conclusion of the study, he notes, Con-way ordered a whopping 1,300 Freightliner Cascadias (the models including lane departure and forward-crash warnings and roll-stability control systems) to add to their fleet. If more follow in their footsteps, these safer vehicles could change commercial trucking for the better well into the future!
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