Automated queue assistance
Over the past few years the Volvo Group and other research partners have developed AQuA – Automated Queue Assistance – a technology that assists the truck driver in traffic congestion. AQuA is part of the EU funded project HAVEit. When a truck driver activates AQuA, the system regulates speed, direction and driving rhythm through sensors that monitor the area around the truck.
There are important benefits with this technology. Today, 20 percent of all truck accidents happen in traffic congestion or similar situations. AQuA will hopefully lower that figure significantly and reduce driver workload. As a direct consequence, accident-bound queues will also be prevented.