Detroit Assurance safety systems debut

Oct. 21, 2014

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has entered the increasingly important business of driver safety systems with the introduction of its proprietary suite of safety systems, Detroit Assurance.

With Detroit Assurance, customers can fully integrate their Detroit powertrain and safety system, resulting in a higher level of safety and performance. DTNA says it is the first truck OEM to design and offer a proprietary suite of safety systems.

Detroit Assurance builds on the safe drive innovations pioneered by parent company Daimler. Most recently, Daimler showcased the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025, which was equipped with an advanced vehicle communication system featuring radar, sensor, and camera technologies that enhance driver performance and safety.

Available for the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution and Cascadia equipped with Detroit engines, the Detroit Assurance safety suite includes driver-friendly controls, and is seamlessly integrated into the truck’s dashboard, engine, and transmission electronics, resulting in smoother and more accurate transitions. Detroit Assurance systems are based on the truck’s position and movement, and they use cab-mounted radar and cameras to warn the driver or, if necessary, slow the truck down automatically.

Detroit Assurance includes:

•A base radar system that features collision mitigation as well as adaptive cruise control. It uses active braking assist that is always on and applies the brakes to mitigate collisions, while adaptive cruise maintains a safe following distance.

•An optional camera system with lane departure warning. It uses audio and visual indicators to notify a driver that he or she has unintentionally departed their lane.

For more information, or to locate the nearest Detroit location, go to Detroit is a brand of Detroit Diesel Corporation, a subsidiary of DTNA.