Mitsubishi Fuso Buses to Sport Active Mitigation Brake to Ward Off Collisions

December 20, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

We need our roads to be safer. That’s exactly what this Japanese company has planned for their roads by introducing a new safer technology. Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation will launch its 2013 model Aero Queen and Aero Ace large tourist buses, which are equipped with the latest Active Mitigation Brake system that will make the roads in Japan safer.

If you haven’t heard of the Active Mitigation Brake or AMB, this is an active safety technology that automatically decelerates the speed of the vehicle when a collision looms large.

A millimeter wave radar system is used to do this. The AMB system monitors and calculates the distance from the vehicle that is driving in-front of the bus. When the bus gets close to the vehicle in front, an audible alarm is triggered  so that the driver is alerted of a possible collision.

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The driver will then be able to take appropriate caution and if he fails to do so, a second alarm goes off and the technology applies the brake gently all by itself. And the third alarm is set to go off if the system finds that the driver is still not reacting strongly enough and a collision is imminent. The third alarm firmly applies the brake so that the collision does not happen.

The system is designed to learn the driver’s driving patters so that driving doesn’t make the driver un-comfortable. It also provides safety to the passengers.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation has stated that the system only enhances the safety of the vehicle but it can’t replace an alert, well-trained and well rested driver.

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