Heavy duty braking specialist, Shane Prendergast, sees braking problems every day in his job and he just wants everyone to get with the program and use EBS properly. Read more
Bob Woodward, Chief Engineer Australian Trucking Association, reckons that there are changes needed to draft rules for advanced braking, and looks at the issues around autonomous emergency braking.
The trucking industry is going to have to learn about living with AEB, when it becomes a required system on trucks. The government is proposing to require autonomous emergency braking (AEB) to be fitted to all new model trucks by November 1 2020 and to be fitted on all new trucks sold in Australia by November 1 2022. The ADR in development will be based on the European UNECE 131 specifications. Read more
The Australian Trucking Association has long urged government to take immediate action on mandating advanced safety technologies for new trucks, like electronic braking, to reduce truck rollovers and improve safety outcomes, because safety tech saves lives. Read more
The disconnection between the type of braking systems available, globally, and the regulations in Australia which specify brake performance has been an ongoing issue in the trucking industry. The introduction of mandatory electronic braking systems (EBS) is having the effect of bringing the legislation up to date with the technology. Read more
The trucking industry is now in the process of getting ready for intelligent trailers as a result of the upcoming mandating of stability control systems on all new trailers. Wabco has been engaging with the industry to ensure that diesel workshops and road transport fleets are familiar with the latest developments, utilising its Intelligent Trailer Program (ITP). Read more