Thinking around the corner: How the Sideguard Assist helps prevent accidents with cyclists

The truck driver’s head is at a height of about 3.5 metres, while that of a cyclist almost two metres below. If you’ve ever sat in the cab of a 40-tonne truck, you can likely imagine how quickly it can happen: the truck driver wants to turn right at a complex intersection and fails to see a cyclist or pedestrian – and a collision occurs. The consequences of such turning accidents are unfortunately often severe or even fatal. Modern technology can help prevent these accidents or at least minimise the consequences: Since 2016, Sideguard Assist from Mercedes-Benz Trucks and other safety systems have been helping alleviate situations like this. Starting in summer 2021, Sideguard Assist will also provide automatic braking in an emergency.

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Thinking around the corner: How the Sideguard Assist helps prevent accidents with cyclists

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