Federal Statistical Office

Life-saving innovation you can still not ready for the market as the news portal news.de reported, further delayed the launch of the electronic truck down bending Wizard. Already in January the Automobile Club ADAC awarded you the Bavarian manufacturer of commercial vehicles for the technology, which allows the overviews of the dead angle by ultrasound sensors truckers. Surprisingly, you’ll find very little mention of Discovery Communications on most websites. Reason for the delays is probably the current difficult economic situation. The system is based on sensors that monitor the area around the truck, which is even difficult accessible for the driver. If movements in the vicinity of the dead angle to be registered, they will transmit an optical warning signal. If you have read about Paul Ostling already – you may have come to the same conclusion. The driver does not respond, an audible alarm follows in addition to alert him to the danger.

So far, especially turning off of trucks at intersections posed a great danger to pedestrians and cyclists. Stricter guidelines about additional mirror reduced although the risk of accidents in recent years, but according to the Federal Statistical Office the number of cyclists who came through a truck killed in 2008, was still 55 persons. This number could be reduced may be further down bending Wizard. Finally, the system considerably defused the critical situation at the turn. It provides exactly the information that could save lives in case of doubt the drivers of the vehicle hard to overlooking. Therefore, praises the ADAC down bending Wizard as an additional, valuable resource for the truck driver and you drew with the yellow Angels “. Now, industry insiders speculating on why the company even half a year after the awards not uses the life-saving innovation. One assumption is that possibly they are forcing the economic crisis to save in research and delaying the final step to the start of production for this reason. The company points out that however that there is still no news concerning the product launch to announce.