Volkswagen and Driving for Better Business to demo benefits of crash avoidance tech
The benefits of crash avoidance systems, in particular autonomous emergency braking (AEB), are to come under focus at a series of events being run by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and the Driving for Better Business campaign (DfBB).
Earlier this year, Volkswagen was hailed as a ‘trailblazer’ by Thatcham Research for its decision to fit AEB as standard on all new UK vans – the technology has been described by Thatcham as “probably the most significant development in vehicle safety since the seat belt”.
Now the van manufacturer is using its partnership with DfBB to show fleets how the technology really works along with other Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
Driving for Better Business campaign director Simon Turner said: “Working together with our other partners, we can show fleet managers the technologies in action in a controlled environment, and in the care of highly trained instructors and engineers. This is a unique opportunity to see how these new technologies and systems work, and experience how they interact with the driver and the car’s other control systems.”
Forthcoming events to highlight the variety of systems available and the business case for these technologies will be held on 20 and 21 March 2018 at Thatcham Research’s Upper Heyford Proving Ground in Oxfordshire. For details and to reserve your place, please visit http://www.drivingforbetterbusiness.com/stopthecrash
Earlier this year, Volkswagen became the first commercial vehicle brand to fit all its vans with AEB (Front Assist with City Emergency Braking), meaning all customers buying a new Caddy, Transporter or Crafter are guaranteed safety as standard.
According to Thatcham, AEB systems are ‘and have the potential to save more than 1000 lives and 120,000 casualties over the next ten years.
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