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Volvo ups the safety tech on VNL/VNR series trucks

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Volvo Trucks say their popular VNL and VNR series trucks will be safer than ever with the now standard fitment of autonomous emergency braking and other safety tech in North America.

While not yet confirmed for Volvo Trucks in Australia, we will keep you updated as further info comes to hand.

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Volvo HQ in the U.S. has confirmed that the VNL/VNR will now come with Volvo Active Assistance and Forward Collision Warning.

The camera and radar-based collision mitigation system sends audible and visual warnings for 3.5 seconds (as seen below), then applies the brakes at speeds above 15mph (24km/h).

Also coming with the camera/radar system is an optional Lane Departure Warning System.

Volvo Active Driver Assist,The trucks also get Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology (VEST) – i.e. stability control, as standard.

The system reduces engine torque and selectively applies braking to help keep the truck on course if it detects imminent loss of control, jack-knife, or rollover events.

And, to improve visibility and help fight fatigue, Volvo will be fitting LED bulbs as standard equipment for all exterior and interior lighting.

“We aspire to zero crashes and zero injuries, protecting both drivers and other road users,” said Magnus Koeck from Volvo Trucks North America.

“The new VNR and VNL series strengthen our leading passive safety features with active safety innovations to help drivers prevent accidents before they occur.”

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