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Daimler Truck reaches 1M active brake assist sales

May 23, 2023
The advanced driver assistance system, which debuted in 2006, is now on more than a million Daimler Truck vehicles worldwide.

Daimler Truck is touting its advanced driver assistance systems’ growth in the commercial vehicle market by celebrating surpassing one million global Active Brake Assist sales.

The automatic emergency braking assistant, which debuted in 2006, is now on more than a million Daimler vehicles, the company announced last week.

In 2022, the parent company of U.S. truck brands Freightliner and Western Star added a variety of new safety and assistance systems that first debuted in its Mercedes-Benz Trucks in more markets, brands, and models. This included Active Sideguard Assist, available on the Freightliner Cascadia.

See also: Daimler enters medium-duty EV race with Rizon brand

The company has goals to equip at least 75% of the vehicles delivered in its core markets in 2025 and at least 80% by 2030 with a safety system that surpasses legal requirements in terms of scope and performance, according to a Daimler press release.

How Active Brake Assist works

Currently in its fifth generation, the emergency brake assist (ABA 5) combines radar and camera systems. If the system detects the risk of an accident with a vehicle ahead, a stationary obstacle, or a pedestrian crossing the road, coming toward the truck, or walking in the lane ahead, a visual warning and a warning tone are first made to the driver.

If the driver does not react adequately, the system can initiate partial braking as a second step. If a collision is still imminent, the ABA 5 can carry out an automated maximum full-stop braking for moving persons up to a vehicle speed of 31 mph (50 kph). Finally, for Mercedes-Benz Trucks, the new electronic parking brake is automatically engaged when the vehicle is stopped.

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