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From TowTimes.com - Detroit Brings Safety Systems to New Western Star 49X

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Among the new features offered with the new Western Star 49X truck is the Detroit Assurance suite of active safety systems.


Detroit Assurance uses fused radar and high-definition camera technology to activate its features including:

· Side Guard Assist (SGA): Radar technology detects moving objects and pedestrians on the passenger side of the 49X that may otherwise fall in the operator’s blind spot and alerts them with both auditory and visual warnings, providing game-changing technology for safety on the job-site and on the road.


· Active Brake Assist 5 (ABA 5): Always on, ABA 5 detects the distances to objects in its path, calculating speed, and determining if a warning or braking action is necessary. It also features full braking on stationary and moving objects, and when the signal from the radar and camera system detects a moving pedestrian crossing the truck’s path, an audible and visual warning occurs with simultaneous partial braking, followed by full braking if the driver does not react. ABA 5 is the only system available that works at speeds of 5 mph+, which makes it ideal for job sites and urban areas.


· Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) to 0 mph and Tailgate Warning: ACC is only available with DT12-equipped 49X and automatically adjusts the truck’s cruising speed to maintain a safe following distance from other vehicles in its path, allowing it to remain in cruise control longer. If the vehicle in front stops, the 49X will also stop and hold indefinitely. If the vehicle in front moves, the 49X will automatically resume moving at a safe distance. Tailgate Warning will activate independently of the ABA 5 and ACC to ease driving in stop-and-go traffic and mitigate front and rear-end collisions.


· Lane Departure Warning, which provides an audible warning to the driver if the truck leaves its lane without signaling.

“With Detroit Assurance, the 49X is equipped with the most cutting-edge safety innovations ever seen in the vocational market,” said Parlier. “Detroit Assurance can reduce the severity of collisions when they occur and contribute to safer job sites.”


For more information visit DemandDetroit.com.


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