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  • Thursday, August 29, 2019
  • Eindhoven

What is AEBS and why do I need it?

AEBS stands for Advanced Emergency Braking System; a semi-automatic brake system designed to prevent collisions or limit their consequences. Read on to find out how it works.


How does AEBS work?

A radar signal at the front of the truck continuously measures whether there is sufficient space. If the distance limit is exceeded, the system initially issues a warning signal. If the driver fails to respond to the signal, AEBS takes over. The truck will slow down as much as possible to avoid a collision or minimise any impact. Watch the video for more information.

Using AEBS safely

Please note that AEBS should not be seen as a handy way for the truck driver to make sure that they are maintaining an adequate distance — it goes without saying that it is still essential for drivers to give their full attention to controlling the truck. Drivers also need to be able to estimate a safe driving distance from other road users. AEBS is an emergency braking system that may make a difference in critical situations.

Want to know more about AEBS?

If you want to know more about the emergency braking system or are unsure whether it is working, contact your DAF dealer. They can check the system to see if it is working properly and offer advice on how to use it.