Last reviewed 10 September 2020

According to Logistics UK (formerly the Freight Transport Association (FTA)), the lack of available guidance on Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) is leaving workshop staff and engineers unclear on effective maintenance practices and functionality checks.

To provide standardised information for use on all commercial vehicles, Logistics UK’s Engineering Forum has launched the industry’s first generic ADAS guidance document.

ADAS are technological features that are designed to increase the safety of driving a vehicle. They include autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane departure warning (LDW), lane keep assist, adaptive lighting and night vision cameras.

Head of Engineering Policy at Logistics UK, Phil Lloyd, explained: “ADAS is becoming increasingly more common on today’s trucks and trailers, however, there is very little guidance available from manufacturers or the authorities on how to the check the functionality of these systems as part of a vehicle’s maintenance regime and/or safety inspections.”

Available at i.emlfiles4.com, the guidance aims to provide engineering and transport managers with the confidence that their vehicles are being maintained safely.

The guide’s various sections include: warning lamp confirmation of operation/malfunction; ADAS — what to check and when; automatic reactivation systems; and ADAS that allow driver activation/deactivation.