Autocar Stands up for Refuse Driver Safety, Release for Immediate Production Six New Advanced Safety Features!

Autocar Stands up for Refuse Driver Safety

Birmingham, Alabama (Viz Release) July 24, 2020 – – Autocar has always been on the cutting edge of technology and innovation and this includes our dedication to providing the safest route vehicle available on the market.  Autocar is committed to producing a tool that not only protects your greatest asset, your drivers, but also enables them to do the rough work this industry requires with safety, comfort, and efficiency.

With this in mind, we are proud to announce that our Autocar ACX severe-duty cabover vehicles will be even safer with the addition of six new advanced safety features:

Electronic Stability Control System (ESC)
Actively intervenes when the vehicle is understeering or oversteering in order to maintain vehicle stability

Rollover Stability Control System (RSC)
Actively intervenes when the vehicle is at risk of a driver-induced, rollover event

Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS)
Vehicle detects impending collision and actively engages emergency brakes

Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
Driver visibly and audibly warned of impending collision

Stationary Lane Departure Warning (SLDW)
Steady light located on the A-pillar illuminates with audible warning

Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
Flashing light located on the A-pillar warns the driver of a vehicle in his blind spot

These new advanced safety features are being added to a truck that already has:
– Best in class visibility
– Up and down, in and out – best ingress and egress for refuse
– HVAC-focused insulation, testing, specific hot and cold zone options
– Reduced duplicity of monitoring and controls, which minimizes confusion and clutter
– Tighter wheel cut and turning radius, means less time in reverse!
– Optimized leg, head, and torso room for driver satisfaction and retention
– Weight distribution, suspension loading for maximum driver comfort
– Drivers safely enclosed in all steel cab, with automotive-style tooling with rugged fabrication

What you end up with is a route vehicle that is second-to-none when it comes to protecting your drivers, your customers, your community, and your company.

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About Autocar

Autocar(R) is the oldest motor vehicle make in the United States and built America’s first truck, in 1899. Focused on purpose-built trucks from the very beginning, today Autocar is the leading American manufacturer dedicated to severe-duty vocational trucks. Autocar has strong and growing positions in the markets for biggest, baddest trucks on the road, such as Class 8 concrete mixers, concrete pump trucks, refuse and recycling trucks, terminal tractors, and other severe-duty vocational applications. A proudly American-owned company, Autocar builds trucks in Hagerstown, Indiana and Birmingham, Alabama. Autocar, Autocar Trucks, the Autocar bowtie logo, Always Up, ACX, ACMD, ACTT, DC and other tradenames and designations are trademarks owned by or licensed to Autocar, LLC.

Christopher Murray
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