Truck and Engine Corp. is offering a lane-departure warning system
on Class 8 trucks that emits a distinctive rumble strip sound if
the truck unintentionally crosses lane markings.
recently said it intended to offer the systems as an aftermarket
option to enhance safety and security on its heavy-duty trucks.
a related development, International Oct. 9 announced the purchase
of 38 of its trucks that were built with the guidance technology
by Logex Corp., a cryogenic liquid and compressed gases transportation
company based in Orange, CA.
by Interis Inc., Anaheim, CA, the system uses image-recognition
software and a windshield-mounted camera to monitor the relative
position of the truck. If the truck crosses lane markings, the unit
automatically emits a rumble strip sound on the right or left side
depending on the direction of travel, alerting the driver to make
a correction. Use of the truck's turn signals automatically overrides