Nov 222010
 

Developed by Bertocco Automotive Engineering of Italy and Shell Chemicals Europe

It doesn’t take much analysis to reach the conclusion that truck rollovers are verydangerous.

Studies have shown that over 6 percent* of the heavy truck fatalities and incapacitating injuries on U.S roads alone are a result of rollover accidents. Modern trucks fitted with ESP (Electronic Stability Program) have a greater chance of avoiding the problem, but this retrofittable early warning tanker roll-over device provides added safety for older vehicles.

Developed by Bertocco Automotive Engineering of Italy and Shell Chemicals Europe, the early warning roll-over has just been awarded top prize in the EuroTra Safety and Innovation Award 2010.

The system uses a sensor unit mounted between the rear axle to measure the lateral acceleration of the trailer. Data is continuously send through a wireless link to a receiver in the cabin where the driver gets a visual and/or audible early warning if the vehicle is becoming unstable, giving them extra time to react accordingly.

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  2 Responses to “Retrofittable anti-rollover truck system recognized”

  1. Could youj tell me what the availaqbility of in Australia (and cost) of the stability device is? (This is the bertocco design) My main use would be for fuel tankers.

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