NHTSA's 2018 Heavy Vehicle Automatic Emergency Braking Test Track Research Results 2020-01-1001
This paper presents National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2017 and 2018 test track research results with heavy vehicles equipped with forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking systems. Newly developed objective test procedures were used to perform and collect performance data with three single-unit trucks equipped with the crash avoidance systems. The results of this research show that the test procedures are applicable to many heavy vehicles and indicate that performance improvements in heavy vehicles equipped with these safety systems can be objectively measured.
M. Kamel Salaani, Devin Elsasser, Christopher Boday
Transportation Research Center Inc., NHTSA