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Volvo’s Volvo Enhanced Cruise
May 19th, 2009
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Volvo Trucks and its technology partner Bendix developed VEC (Volvo Enhanced Cruise) to provide warnings and assistance in interactions with vehicles in front of and to the side of Volvo trucks. Using a radar sensor typically mounted behind the front bumper, VEC monitors vehicles moving in the same direction as the truck. It can detect up to 32 objects within approximately 500 feet in front of the truck. VEC combines adaptive cruise control with proactive braking to help drivers avoid collisions. Volvo Enhanced Cruise does more than give timely warnings to drivers. It also takes action and gives the driver and the other highway users that much more of a safety advantage.