Volvo Trucks – Demonstration of Collision Warning with Emergency Brake

The aim is to reduce accidents in which a truck drives into the back of a vehicle in front of the truck, an accident scenario that accounts for about one-fifth of all road accidents involving trucks. As of November 2015 there is an EU-wide legal requirement for new two- and three-axle heavy trucks to be equipped with the function automatic emergency brake. At present, legislation requires that the emergency braking system must reduce the trucks speed by 10 km/h. Next year, this will be tightened to 20 km/h.

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