ZF debuts lane assist technology for Paccar trucks

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Updated Feb 23, 2023
The instrument panel of a new Peterbilt truck with the controls for lane assist technology.

ZF's driver assistance technology, OnTraX, will now be available on Paccar trucks. This is the first time ZF's driver assistance technology will be available on a commercial vehicle platform in North America. 

"We're very pleased to partner with a global leader like Paccar to integrate this critical safety technology into their newest truck platform," says ZF Senior Vice President Julien Plenchette. "We continue to work closely with our commercial vehicle customers to provide ADAS technology that can help to make the roadways safer for all travelers." 

OnTraX is activated when the truck is in its lane and traveling more than 40 miles per hour or at cruising speed. A camera sees the edges of the marked lane. If the tractor starts to veer out of the lane without a turn signal, OnTraX and the ReAX adaptive steering module adjusts the steering torque and offers a gentle nudge back into the appropriate lane. 

ZF says the system will not activate when the turn signal is on nor when it recognizes critical maneuvers to avoid obstacles. 

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