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Electronic Stability Systems as Truck Accident Prevention Tools

In an earlier post to this blog (January 15, 2009) I discussed the VORAD (Vehicle On-Board RADar) collision avoidance system and its ability to lower the number of rear-end and lane change collisions as well as its other contributions to the reduction in the number of big rig wrecks. Currently, other electronic systems designed to …

FMCSA Conducts Benefit-Cost Analysis of Onboard Safety Systems Used to Prevent Truck Accidents

As part of its goal to reduce the number and severity of large truck crashes, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently conducted a of three commercial motor vehicle onboard safety systems: Forward Collision Warning Systems (FCWS) Lane Departure Warning Systems (LDWS) Roll Stability Control Systems (RSC) The FMCSA conducted their evaluation of these …

New NHTSA Large Truck Braking Standards Announced

As a truck accident lawyer, I have sat with too many families over the past years whose loved ones have been killed as a result of a large truck with faulty brakes. I’m pleased to see that NHTSA is taking steps to address this problem. In a move estimated to save 227 lives and prevent …

Bendix purchases Eaton’s VORAD collision warning system

In a January 5, 2009 press release, Eaton Corp. announced that “…today it has sold its VORAD (Vehicle On-Board RADar) system to Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, which is based in Elyria, Ohio.” Update: New Trucking Bill Would Reward Purchasers of VORAD Systems. VORAD and SmartCruise are vision and object detection systems that can eliminate blind spots and …

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