According to the news source, the new safety solution from Volvo will provide automated braking functionality that has the potential to giveÂ truck driversÂ key safety capabilities.Â
The report explained that many accidents occurÂ when traffic slows or stops suddenly in front of trucks and unresponsive brakes or fatigued drivers are unable to respond in time. Volvo's solution is an integrated braking system that analyzes road conditions using radar technology and alerts drivers about changing conditions. If traffic slows in front of a truck, a red light will flash to alert drivers. If the light goes unnoticedÂ by the driver, a beeping noise will ensue. If these warnings do not lead to a response, the vehicle's brakes will be triggered for a gentle slow down. If the driver does not respond and road conditions dictate a drastic response, the truck's emergency brake will engageÂ to make it stop.
This type of technology emphasizes the importance of embedded software testing. The software that enables the truck safety systemÂ has to function perfectly or it will become a major risk. As a result, testing is necessary to ensure the software operatesÂ flawlessly.