Jan 11, 2023
Volvo CE Introduces Collision Mitigation System for Jobsite Safety
BY AsphaltPro Staff
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has launched its Collision Mitigation System for Volvo Wheel Loaders.
With wheel loaders spending an average of 40-50% of their time being driven in reverse, the Collision Mitigation System assists operators while working in reverse and automatically applies service brakes when the wheel loader approaches any obstacle, alerting the operator to take further action.
“We at Volvo CE continue to proactively develop intelligent solutions which not only mitigate the consequences of accidents but strive to avoid them altogether,’ Lars Eriksson, Global Product Manager for wheel loaders at Volvo CE. “This new Collision Mitigation System is one important part of our work to reduce the risk of accidents and help fulfil our commitment towards zero accidents.”
How it Works
Volvo CE’s Collision Mitigation System works by identifying when there is a risk of collision and responding by automatically activating the brakes for 2-3 seconds to slow the machine down prior to impact or bring it to a stop to avoid it. This initiation of the braking alerts the operator to intervene. The system only functions when the wheel loader is in reverse and driving at speeds of between 3-15 km/h (1.86-9.32mp/h), regardless of gear.
For specific site conditions, the Collision Mitigation System can be temporarily deactivated for specific site conditions. And for stockpiling operations, the system will remember the last slope the machine climbed, allowing operators to reverse down a pile without activating it.
Developed in-house by Volvo CE, the patent-pending Collision Mitigation System for Volvo Wheel Loaders is a factory-fit option currently available on the L110H/L120H equipped with OptiShift, L150H, L180H, L220H, L260H and L200H High Lift wheel loaders.
The system requires a Radar Detect System to be fitted, and offers an additional system to the existing features, options and site services provided by Volvo CE for its line of wheel loaders.vCollision Mitigation System is available in all markets around the world.