Mercedes-Benz Trucks to get Pedestrian Avoidance
Daimler, which you should recognize as the parent company to Mercedes-Benz, will be adding a new system to Benz trucks called Active Brake Assist 4 (ABA 4). The system will warn drivers of potential collisions with pedestrians and bicyclists, and will begin partial braking. ABA 4 detects these obstacles up to 250 meters away as far as other vehicles are concerned. When it comes to pedestrians, they can be detected up to 80 meters away. When it comes to people on bicycles or smaller vehicles like mopeds or motorcycles, they can be detected between 250 and 80 meters away and averages out to about 160 meters.
Along with Active Brake Assist 4, Mercedes-Benz trucks will be adding another system called Sideguard Assist. Sideguard Assist, like ABA 4, uses radar sensors on the sides of the truck to let the driver know if objects – other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, etc. – are present. The warning comes in the form of an LED flashing at the edge of the windshield, which will draw attention to the driver in a manner that will help see and locate whatever might be on the side. This is especially beneficial when changing lanes and is being implemented for that reason.
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