Advanced Driver Assist System package (ADAS)

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Autocar, LLC is proud to lead the refuse and recycling industry in operator safety with its Advanced Driver Assist System package (ADAS). Autocar began the technology’s research, development, and testing stages four years ago with the goal of safety and performance as a top priority. As the release of the technology approaches the second anniversary, Autocar highlight its top features and role in helping refuse operators improve their safety on the roads.   Over the last decade, the use of ADAS in personal vehicles has become commonplace. However, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the refuse and recycling industry have only recently adapted the technology to fit the needs of their customers and trucks. As one of the more dangerous industries, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the technology is a natural fit for refuse and recycling. Inspired by this reality, Autocar began development of their innovative ADAS package in 2019. After two years of testing, Autocar became the first OEM to offer ADAS packages on class 8 cabover refuse and recycling trucks in 2021.  Along with the seamless integration of ADAS into the trucks’ dashboards, Autocar’s ADAS features aim to provide refuse operators and the communities they work with a top-of-the-line safety experience. Available in the ACX chassis for refuse, the ADAS technology includes:  • Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS): Active braking system that detects an impending collision and engages emergency brakes • Forward Collision Warning (FCW): Visible and audible warnings in case of an impending collision • Stationary Merge Assistant (SMA): Light on A-pillars that illuminate with an audible warning. Active from near zero mph • Blind Spot Detection (BSD): Flashing light on A-pillar that warns the operator of other vehicles and objects in their blind spot • Electronic Stability Controls (ESC): System that actively intervenes to maintain stability when the vehicle is understeering or oversteering • Rollover Stability Controls (RSC): Intervention system that deploys when the vehicle is at risk for a rollover event   Of these features, Autocar offers an AEBS, and its highly tested stability control systems. The AEBS is an active braking system that deploys in the event of an impending collision. The three-level system begins with an audible and visual warning to the driver, followed by the same warnings plus haptic feedback with a quick tap of the brakes. If the truck’s operator does not intervene after these warnings, the final level of the AEBS will perform a full emergency brake on the truck until there is a safe distance between vehicles.  Autocar’s innovative design and integration allows customers to use the active braking system with confidence on any body configuration. Autocar’s full ADAS package is available on all refuse and recycling body configurations for the ACX chassis, including commercial front end loaders (FEL) and residential front-end loaders.  For more information, visit