Volvo uses Smart Brakes on their Trucks

volvoWhat happens when you stop at a light or stop-sign and the driver behind you isn’t paying attention or is distracted in rear-ends you? What happens if the person behind you is driving a diesel truck? Volvo, the automaker best known for safe vehicles, says it has the answer. Created by Volvo’s trucks division (and introduced last year), the collision warning and emergency brake system is actually a series of tech steps designed to prevent one of its giant trucks from rear-ending a slowed or stationary vehicle. According to the release, the system employs radar to detect vehicles ahead. First it shows the driver a blinking red light. If the driver fails to notice, it adds a beeping sound. If those alerts fail, Volvo Trucks’ system takes action — first gently applying the brake and eventually using the emergency brakes to bring the truck to a full stop. Presently, it works in trucks moving at up to roughly 43 mph. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us by calling (888) 467-0312 or visit us online at with all your legal needs.