Mack Trucks announced the Sensata Technologies PreView multi-sensor collision warning system is now available for order on the Mack LR®, Mack LR Electric, and Mack® TerraPro® models.
Sensata uses radar sensors to detect objects and Vulnerable Road Users (VRU) that may be in a driver’s blind spot. Vulnerable Road Users are pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.
“Mack Trucks is committed to safety, and the PreView safety system will help mitigate the risk of accidents for drivers and improve the safety of those on the roadway with heavy-duty vehicles,” says Josh Seiferth, Mack Trucks cabover product manager. “Ninety-five percent of refuse collection occurs in an urban or suburban setting, such as neighborhoods, schools, apartment complexes, and more. Mack is proud to be one of the first refuse vehicle OEMs to utilize a system to help detect VRUs.”
When radars detect a VRU, an alert sounds and A-pillar lights flash. This notifies drivers of an object or VRU in their blind spot. Available as an option, Mack installs the PreView radar system on new builds from the factory. Customers may also retrofit their trucks with the system by contacting their local Mack dealer.
PreView is always on. The system requires no maintenance unless something damages it or it requires a software upgrade.
Find out more, visit www.macktrucks.com.