“In the end, the motorist is still number one when it comes to safety with the truck,” summarized Brad Meyer, operations manager with NevCal Trucking. Business like NevCal Trucking work diligently to keep their trucks and motorists as safe as possible. No trucking business wants to deal with a scenario like the occurrence James Davis Trucking had with Amtrak back in 2011 that resulted in the loss of six lives and a $4.55 million lawsuit. The court ruled the collision 70 miles east of Reno to have been a result of risky driving in addition to a hazardous truck. Northern Nevada has a huge trucking industry, which means motorist security is big for companies in the location. Technology is helping to simplify the locations that need to be taken into consideration when it pertains to motorist security. Stability control was one of the very first pieces of Bendix innovation that NevCal installed on their fleet. Meyer stated a scenario where they had a driver come up on an accident around a bend in the roadway. This unforeseen scenario on the road led to the truck swerving off the roadway, down part of a hill and up the following side. The stability control software kept the truck from rolling. This not only saved them from having an overall loss with their truck, however likewise avoided what could have been a devastating scenario for the driver. Paul Jones, regional service engineer for Bendix, discussed the variety of technology that can be contributed to a truck fleet to increase motorist security. ESP Full Stability systems not just prevent roll over situations, however likewise can helping in under-steer and over-steer occasions. Wingman is their accident mitigation system, which utilizes radar to determine if a truck is approaching an automobile too rapidly. Lane departure innovation utilizes cams to caution the motorist of lane swerving. The lane departure innovation has been noted as not fully reputable in heavy snow so Bendix included a feature that enables the motorist to dismiss the lane departure cautions for 15 minutes dur …
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