- Volvo is testing new tech to prevent collisions
- It consists of radar and video sensor to measure a safe braking distance between the truck and other vehicles
- In tcase of danger the truck will apply the brakes autonomously to prevent collision
Back in the day the industrial revolution put thousands of workers out of work. As technology improves and becomes more advanced it replaces many calloused hands. The blue-collar worker is the first to take the hit as machines replace them on factories and farms.
In a near future truckers could be facing the same fate as John Henry, when cars become autonomous and human error is literally removed from the equation.
Nanny car tech, currently found in most high end cars, is currently making a place for itself among commercial vehicles as well as in the example of this new Volvo truck.
The new system combines radar and a camera to prevent the truck from colliding into vehicles in front of it. It detects both stationary objects and vehicles moving up to 70km/h. If the sensors detect any danger they warn the driver with flashing lights and audio signals.
If the truck senses no reaction from the driver it will apply the brakes autonomously as it sees according to fit.