• 16-JUN-2008

Volvo Trucks Introduces New Support Systems to Reduce Traffic Accidents

The human factor is involved in roughly 90 percent of all traffic accidents. In the case of truck drivers, fatigue and distraction are the most common causes. Volvo Trucks has developed several advanced support systems to increase drivers' control of the situation. Amongst them is Driver Alert Support, a European first, which is a system that registers the driver's behavior and warns if the driving pattern appears irregular. Volvo's stability system, ESP (Electronic Stability Program) prevents overturning accidents with trailers and is the first in the world to launch ESP for 6x2 trucks with trailers. In order to improve visibility, Volvo has also introduced cornering lights and the Lane Changing Support system. Available material includes animations of the various safety systems.