Volvo Trucks is introducing a safety system to better detect other road users.

Specifically, the technology will spot objects or people entering the blind spot on both sides of the truck. 

Typically, in busy traffic situations, it is difficult for drivers to perceive everything around the vehicle. 

Therefore, Volvo has introduced a system that improves safety for everyone.

In addition, the new technology reduces driver stress.

It uses a dual radar on each side of the truck.

In other words, it can detect when other road users, such as cyclists, enter risk areas wherever they are. 

The technology was led by Anna Wrige Berling, traffic and product safety director, Volvo Trucks.

“An accident can happen in a split second,” she said. 

“Our extensive accident research is based on decades of studying real-life situations.” 

“This new safety system helps the driver to prevent potential collisions.” 

The safety system is officially called Side Collision Avoidance Support.

When someone is in the blind spot zone it informs the driver via a red light on the relevant side mirror. 

Then, if the driver indicates a lane change via the turn signal, the red light starts to flash.

In addition, a warning sound emits from the side of the potential collision. 

As a result, the driver is alerted and can brake the truck. 

Therefore, cyclists can pass without risk of injury or accident. 

“At Volvo Trucks, our long-term vision is zero accidents,” adds Berling. 

“Therefore, safety is at the core of everything we do. 

“The new safety system is another example of our efforts to accomplish these aims.” 

The new system will be available from September on a range of models. 

For example, those driving an FH, FM or FMX can add the technology. 

Finally, FL and FE models get the safety system in 2023.