DRIVER ASSISTANCE TECHNOLOGIES
CUSTOMIZABLE FLEET-MANAGEMENT TOOLS THAT CAN MAKE EVERY DRIVER MORE EFFICIENT
ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROLAdaptive cruise control can make driving trucks safer and less fatiguing. Integrated with your normal cruise control system, ACC “reads” traffic conditions via front-facing radar sensor and modulates the throttle and the brakes to keep your truck at a pre-set distance from the vehicle in front of it. Then, when the road is clear, the system will re-accelerate the vehicle back to the set speed.
Far beyond a mere warning system, Kenworth collision mitigation detects when the truck may be about to collide with another vehicle or object, alerts the driver and takes pre-emptive braking action — when necessary — to avoid or considerably reduce the severity of a crash.
LANE DEPARTURE WARNINGKenworth’s lane departure warning system helps combat lane drift due to fatigue and distractions. The system continually monitors the truck’s location related to lane markings and automatically emits a distinctive audible warning whenever an unintended lane change (unsignaled) is detected — alerting the driver to make a correction.
The side object detection system continuously monitors a truck’s blind spots and provides the driver with audible and visual alerts when an object or vehicle has entered these zones — invaluable when making a lane change or negotiating tight delivery sites.
SIDE OBJECT DETECTION
DRIVER PERFORMANCE ASSISTANT
Standard on every Kenworth with a PACCAR MX-13 engine, the Driver Performance Assistant module monitors and scores driving technique in real-time — encouraging behavior that supports better fuel economy and longer brake life. The system coaches improvements by showing drivers how to best optimize the truck’s performance — by coasting longer, utilizing the engine brake, anticipating the road ahead and braking with less force.