Crash Avoidance Technologies

Technologies that assist the driver with warnings or automatic braking to avoid or mitigate a crash.

Lane departure warning Forward collision warning Adaptive cruise control Automatic braking Electronic stability control Blind Spot Detection Adaptive Headlights

Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications are safety systems in which vehicles and roadway infrastructure communicate over a wireless network.

Enhanced rear signaling system for CMV’s


Evaluation of Heavy-Vehicle Crash Warning Interfaces (DOT HS 812 191) September 2015.
This report evaluates heavy-vehicle collision warning interfaces as they pertain to auditory and visual components of forward collision warning systems. The results indicate that drivers receiving imminent collision warning alerts responded significantly quicker than drivers who did not receive alerts to potential rear-end events. Effects of muting other sources of in-cab audio were explored. Participants performed as well or even better when the other audio sources were not muted as long as the alerts were loud enough (15 dBA above in-cab noise level). If a visual component is part of the alert in the instrument panel, data suggests that it may be more effective if presented as an information component, not as the main alert component. This will assist drivers to look at the forward roadway as their first reactions instead of getting drawn to the visual component first. Data also suggests the auditory component should be the main alerting component in order to elicit the drivers looking to the forward roadway as their first reactions. This result was found to be true in both a truck-trailer combination units and motorcoaches. It should be noted that haptic alerts were not considered in this study.


Fitting Blind Spot Mirrors on Heavy Trucks – Europe Consultation Paper

VOLPE Crash Avoidance Infographic

TecForum 2013: New Assistance Technologies for a New Dimension of Active Safety in Vans

Mercedes Benz Blog next generation intelligent networking

NHTSA “Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications: Readiness of V2V Technology for Application” research report

Detroit demonstrates integrated suite of active safety systems–Report.pdf

FMCSA Safety Technology Evaluation Project #1 – Blindspot Warning, 2012

FMCSA 2013 Onboard Safety Systems Effectiveness Evaluation Final Report in PDF

FMCSA Development and Assessment of a Driver Drowsiness Monitoring System in PDF

IIHS – Quick work: Better autobrake helps more models earn top ratings for front crash prevention

IIHS – Honda warning system trims insurance claims

2011 Audi A8: The radar-guided cruise control in action on a foggy Autobahn – YouTube

B.D.S.® Blind Spot Mirror System – YouTube

2014 Mercedes Benz Truck Changing lanes – Blind spot assist – YouTube

Volvo Trucks – Lane Changing Support monitors blind spots – YouTube

Mercedes-Benz Actros Safety Truck – Active Brake Assist 2 – YouTube

Volvo Trucks – Collision Warning with Emergency Brake – YouTube

Length-Changeable Side Mirror Apparatus for Vehicles (Trailers, Trucks, Buses) – YouTube

Blind Spot Warning System – YouTube Blind Spot Monitor – ES – YouTube

AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking) safety system test – YouTube

EN | Bosch Side View Assist – keeping an eye on the blind spot – YouTube

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems by Continental – YouTube

BMW X5 Active Hazard Braking – YouTube

Volvo XC60 forward collision avoidance system – YouTube

Volvo V60 vs human crash test dummies in Morphsuits – YouTube

2011 Audi A8: The radar-guided cruise control in action on a foggy Autobahn – YouTube

Adaptive Cruise Control and Predictive Emergency Braking System – YouTube

Volvo S60 Pedestrian Detection System Test – YouTube

Euro NCAP Testing Crash Avoidance Systems on the Road with AEB YouTube

Volvo Trucks Testing Collision Warning with Emergency Brake YouTube

2011 Volvo S60, Pedestrian Safety Demo YouTube

Honda rolls out pedestrian detection for Legend sedan

Will the Feds Step Up for Ped Safety and Close the Crossover Mirror Loophole?