Today's Trucking

Active safety systems deliver benefits — when truck drivers leave them alone

March 25, 2019 by John Smith

ATLANTA, Ga. – When your job responsibilities include meeting the families of catastrophic accident victims, it’s not hard to see the value in active safety systems. But drivers won’t always leave them alone.


Explaining the magic of driver assistance systems (ADAS)

February 12, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are getting better at figuring out what’s going on around a vehicle. Here’s a look at the science behind the magic.


Wabco safety systems can be retrofitted

January 30, 2019 by John Smith

Wabco is ensuring advanced safety systems are not limited to the newest equipment off an assembly line. OnSide and OnGuardActive systems are now both available as retrofit kits, introducing collision-mitigation technology onto existing trucks. OnSide Blind Spot Detection uses radar […]


Look Ma, No Hands – Truck steering heads into the future

January 10, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Steering hasn’t been considered a chore since “armstrong” steering went the way of the Caterpillar truck engine. Before hydraulic power steering became commonplace in the 1980s, drivers had to plant their feet firmly on the floor and […]


Wingman Fusion now standard on T680

July 10, 2018 by John Smith

Kenworth’s T680 on-highway tractors will now come standard with the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced driver assistance system. The system combines radar, camera, foundation brakes, and SafetyDirect from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, providing collision mitigation, lane departure warnings, braking when approaching […]


Bosch unveils emerging safety, self-driving tech

May 28, 2018 by John Smith

FLAT ROCK, Mich. — With technology about to transform transportation as we know it, global automotive technology supplier Bosch is right in the thick of things. The company has an extensive list of partnerships with new and established “mobility” manufacturers extending across automation, connectivity and electrification …