ZF Group recently showcased its latest automated steering technology, offering a preview of the next advances in driver assistance that will soon become available in commercial trucks…
During the ride-and-drive event, ZF allowed members of the trade press to test its OnTraX lane-keeping and lane-change assistance capabilities for tractor-trailers on the independent testing facility’s 7.5-mile oval track.
Much like the lane-keeping features available in many passenger cars, ZF’s lane-keeping assist uses automatic steering corrections to nudge the truck back into its lane when it starts to drift over lane markings without a turn signal.
However, the feature does not keep the vehicle centered in its lane automatically. The driver remains firmly in control, and the system intervenes only when the vehicle begins to stray from its lane.