New Braking System Can Stop a 40-Ton Truck Automatically on a Dime

Volvo has developed a new completely automated braking system for tractor trailers. The video below shows it in action, stopping a truck loaded with 40 tons of cargo in a very short distance.

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How does it work? First, a heads-up display on the windshield warns a driver of increased traffic congestion ahead. If the driver doesn’t react, the heads-up display flashes and an audible alarm sounds. If the driver still doesn’t respond, then the truck automatically engages in light braking. If that doesn’t stir the driver, the truck will, all on its own, brake hard and bring the truck to a complete stop.

Now can I get something like this, but for my bad decisions?

-via Joe Carter

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