Friday 27 November 2020

DAF enhances emergency braking system

DAF Trucks has upgraded the Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS) across its LF, CF and XF model ranges.

This third-generation AEBS can provide up to full autonomous emergency braking to assist with collision avoidance of both stationary and moving vehicles at speeds of up to 80 km/h. The system is offered in combination with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW).

A high-precision dual radar with 16 antennas (up from seven on the previous model) is used for near and far range detection of potential obstacles, with the maximum range increased from 200 to 250 metres, which DAF claims is the longest offered in the industry.

The close-range radar covers 120 degrees (up from 50 degrees) offering enhanced protection against cut-in situations.

AEBS operates together with the vehicle’s braking and stability control systems. Via audible and visual alerts and a firm haptic brake pulse, the system prompts the driver to react to an imminent potential collision. If the driver fails to react, the truck automatically initiates emergency braking to avoid, or mitigate the impact of, a rear-end collision.

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