Enhancing Driver Safety with Our New Advanced Driver Assistance System Features
Continuing to iterate and improve on the safety of our technology is vital in enhancing the usability and experience of our products. Today, we’re excited to unveil the new features of our Advanced Driver Assistance System, commonly known as ADAS, that will become standard on all Xos stepvans moving forward.*
The ADAS features that will be implemented include:
Lane Keep Alert: Displays the vehicle’s position within road lines to help prevent the driver from allowing the vehicle to drift out of its current lane. The truck on the display is depicted within green lines when the vehicle is within lane lines. If a lane line turns amber, the vehicle may be drifting out of the lane.
Forward Collision Warning: Helps the driver react to a potential collision. If the system suspects that a collision is imminent, a red graphic will appear and an audible alert will sound.
Pedestrian Warning: Alerts the driver to potential pedestrians or bicyclists in front of the vehicle. If an object crosses in front of the vehicle at a low speed, the system would alert the driver with a visual and audible warning in order to help prevent a collision.
Speed Limit Indicator and Warning: Assists the driver in maintaining the legally posted speed limit while operating the vehicle. The cluster will also display the posted speed limit during normal operation, and if the vehicle exceeds the posted speed limit, the odometer on the cluster will turn yellow or red.
Distance Warning: Alerts the driver when he or she is following the vehicle ahead too closely.
Rear Camera: Although not part of the advanced driver assist system, the Rear Camera is a useful tool that comes standard on all Xos stepvans. The camera helps assist the driver in reversing the vehicle with confidence, providing images from the top edge of the back end of the truck.
ADAS features are widely recognized as one of the most effective ways to prevent accidents or collisions. ADAS is an industry-standard when it comes to passenger cars, and is becoming more widely adopted in commercial vehicles as a potential safety measure for drivers and fleets. Data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows that forward collision mitigation technology can reduce front-end commercial vehicle accidents by up to 44 percent.
We’re excited to get our new ADAS features in our stepvans, and to continue bringing you new features that help improve the safety and operation of your fleet.
*Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. It does not replace safe driving.