Autonomous technology has ushered in some amazing innovations aimed at preventing crashes and injuries – as well as saving lives. While the makers of passenger vehicles have been at the cutting edge of developing and testing out this technology, commercial vehicle makers are also joining the effort.
In fact, ZF and WABCO (truck equipment suppliers) have reportedly teamed up to unleash a new rear-end collision avoidance technology dubbed the “Evasive Maneuver Assist” (EMA) system.
Much like autonomous vehicles (AVs), EMAs will have active braking technology to prevent rear-end truck crashes. However, what ZF and WABCO did to take their technology above and beyond was to add innovations that will reportedly also steer a tractor trailer around a stopped vehicle in the event the truck doesn’t stop in time using the active break system.
This feature has led some to deem EMA as being the next “critical step” in providing reliable, dependable and safe autonomous technology to the marketplace.
According to ZF CEO Stefan Sommer, the EMA technology should be ready to roll out within the next three to four years.
New Technology Aims to Prevent Rear-End Truck Accidents
According to the latest reports and press releases, here are the details currently know about the EMA :
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