Get ready for more bells and whistles

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by smokey12, Aug 9, 2020.

  1. Blu_Ogre

    Blu_Ogre Road Train Member

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    Most of the systems are not really ready for wide spread usage, My perspective is they are a hazard to me.

    Had the collision alert hit the brakes twice last week. Once in a construction zone with nobody in sight in front of me, the other time I was in the center lane passing a driver in the climbing lane while in a gentle left hand curve on I90.

    May be regional thing.... my perspective is these systems are dangerous. Just one more reason for me to bale out of the profession soon.

    I would estimate the false Lane Departure warnings at around 90% or higher.
     
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  3. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    How hard does it hit the brakes on false alarms? Like a little bump... Or hang you in the seat belt?
     
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  4. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    You know what thier counter to this argument will be.... Don't worry, the truck has ABS, you will still be in controll..

    No joke.
     
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  5. Blu_Ogre

    Blu_Ogre Road Train Member

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    Hard bump..... Like a panic bump then an "OOPS Sorry" return of control to the driver.


    So yep enough to put you in the ditch if on ice.....
     
  6. Trucking in Tennessee

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    And in the same area is a link to this.....


    New Study Warns of Dangers Linked to Advanced Driver Assist Technology
    FEBRUARY 2, 2020
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    Orlando, FL – Findings from a new study warn of the potentially dangerous pitfalls associated with the emergence of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

    According to the AAA Foundation, a new study found prolonged use of ADAS, like adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist, is associated with a 50% increase in the odds of drivers engaging in any form of distracted driving.

    The study, conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, tracked the driving behaviors of a group of drivers who are experienced users of ADAS in their personal vehicle.
     
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  8. Old_n_gray

    Old_n_gray Light Load Member

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    Had a Mack put a bruise on my chest. That's how hard they slam on the brakes.
     
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  9. Old_n_gray

    Old_n_gray Light Load Member

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    55 on the cross Bronx. Stupid thing say a bridge so it slammed on brakes, 55 to 35 just like that.
     
  10. slow pok

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    They say it’s 50% braking but it feels a lot more. This freight liner isn’t that bad . Those internationals where really bad
     
  11. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Next time you get in your truck get up to speed and jusy stomp the brake pedal.

    That’s how it works.
     
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