Today's Trucks are Safer
The Truck Industry Council (TIC), whose members are truck manufacturers, truck importers, diesel engine companies and major component suppliers, is committed to building the world’s safest trucks making road travel safer for all road users.
Truck engineers have developed innovative solutions to achieve remarkable advances in truck safety. These advances include:
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) eliminating brake lock by controlling the braking pressure applied to individual tyres thus allowing the driver to continue steering, making it easier to avoid a crash.
Electronic Braking System (EBS) electronically signals the brake system speeding up the reaction time of the brakes.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) building on ABS and EBS to provide advanced braking and stability control.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) uses a form of radar to determine the speed and distance of the vehicle ahead. ACC enables the truck driver to select the time and distance gap to the vehicle in front. ACC maintains this gap by automatically controlling the throttle and brakes.
Autonomous Emmergency Braking Systems (AEBS) uses sensors to determine objects in front of the truck and if required will apply the trucks brakes automatically to prevent, or minimise the chance of an accident.
Lane Departure Warning An image processing system that helps the driver to keep to their lane and warns the driver in good time if the vehicle unintentionaly leaves the lane.
Front Underrun Protection (FUP) is a structure mounted at the front of the truck to prevent a car from becoming trapped underneath, and will ensure that the safety features of the car (airbags and crumple zones) are deployed. FUP also prevents damage to the truck’s steering enabling the truck driver to remain in control preventing the potential for further accidents.
Today’s Trucks are being built with these safety advances as standard equipment making trucks easier to drive and safer on the road for all road users.