TERRORIST TRUCK ATTACKS * USA: Beware of the autonomous braking systems
* DC - Terrorist truck attacks spur attention to autonomous braking systems around the world
--- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is considering a rule for heavy-duty trucks around so-called Forward Collision Avoidance and Mitigation (FCAM)... The FCAM term encompasses not just emergency braking but more advanced avoidance tech. NHTSA considers the rule following a petition to require such technology on new vehicles that came from the truck-safety advocacy community last year in recent years... While all of that is old news, the moves in Australia give this all a new wrinkle, given that automatic emergency braking is being pitched there as another way to help prevent loss of life in the event of future terrorist attacks like those that have been perpetrated in Europe...
(Image: Collision avoidance systems -such as that in Bendix’s Wingman Fusion- were among NTSB’s most wanted improvements to transportation in 2017-2018, and NHTSA continues to consider a petition to require automatic emergency braking on all heavy-duty trucks) -- Washington, DC, USA - Overdrive, by Todd Dills - 28 June 2017