SAN DIEGO, CA. A proprietary suite of safety systems closely integrated with its powertrain components was introduced by Daimler Trucks North America during the American Trucking Assns. annual management conference. Already offering integrated powertrains under its Detroit brand, “it’s a natural progression to add integrated safety systems,” said Richard Howard, DTNA VP of sales and marketing.
Called Detroit Assurance, the new offering combines camera- and radar-based systems with carefully designed driver-friendly controls and close interaction with Detroit engine and transmission controllers, according to the company. The radar system offers adaptive cruise control that extends into collision mitigation with active braking. The camera-based portion, which is optional according to Howard, offers lane departure warning.
Detroit Assurance will be available later this year in the Freightliner Cascadia Evolutions and Cascadias equipped with Detroit engines, according to the company.