ATLANTA — Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is using virtual reality technology to demonstrate its Freightliner Cascadia equipped with Detroit Assurance 4.0 safety systems during the North American Commercial Vehicle Show today through Wednesday here at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Using special goggles equipped with audio, visitors are given a view of what it’s like to be in the cab of the Cascadia, stated a DTNA news release.
Highlighted are the Detroit Assurance radar system, which senses when the truck gets too close to a vehicle or stationary object in the road, and the active brake assist function, which not only aids in braking the vehicle but also in locking in the seat belt webbing when it senses a sudden braking event.
Also included is an adaptive cruise control feature that helps maintain a safe, continuous following distance.
DTNA also took advantage of the event to show off the Cascadia’s new cab configurations in mid-roof models for regional overnight haulers and such segments as bulk haul and flatbed.
The configurations include 48-, 60- and 72-inch mid-roof XT sleeper cabs in 116- and 126-inch bumper-to-back-of-cab platforms.
Each of the configurations offers a choice of two aerodynamic packages, the Aero or AeroX, for further fuel savings.
“The addition of the mid-roof configuration allows more customers in different applications to experience the benefits of the new Cascadia,” said Mike McHorse, manager of on-highway product marketing for Freightliner Trucks.