Every year, a significant number of truck sales are made, and it is surprising to see the differences between these trucks over the years. After all, technology advances at such a rapid pace, and there are always new gadgets and features for us to make the most of. With that being said, in a departure from our usual focus on car sales, in this blog post, we are going to take a look at some of the most significant technological advances for commercial trucks in 2022.
Internet of Things (IoT)
There is only one place to begin when it comes to truck advances and this is with the IoT, which is having a big impact on innovation in the truck sector as well as that of cars. It is resulting in better supply-demand balance, improved eco-friendly shipping, better fleet management, better environment sensing, and improved location tracking as well. For those who are unaware, IoT covers a wide range of things, as it is a network of appliances, vehicles, and devices, which can share data actively. You can then use this data to drive your business forward and achieve more.
Blind-Spot View Monitor
Next, another technological advance that we are seeing in most trucks today is the blind-spot view monitor. This piece of technology utilises a small camera on either side of your truck, showing you what traffic may be in the lane next to you. This can help to stop you from hitting another person, car, motorcycle, or bike. There are different versions of this technology available today, with different screens and warning systems, so it is worth exploring the various options before making your purchase.
Safe Exit Assist
This is a feature that is very helpful in terms of protecting cyclists on the road. We all know that it can be difficult to see cyclists, especially when you are in a large truck, and we know that a lot of people are feeling frustrated due to the new highway code rules that allow cyclists to be in the middle of the road. But that’s a debate for another day! Either way, technology that enables us to detect whenever a bicycle is approaching is a necessity, as this will help to keep everyone safe on the road and ensure that your business is not responsible for any sort of accident.
Connected Mobile Apps
Mobile phones are a huge part of our lives today. Businesses are leveraging the use of smartphone connectivity when it comes to running their business as efficiently as possible. The capability of smartphone apps and vehicle connectivity today is truly astonishing. You can have a bespoke solution set up for all of your truck drivers, which will display analytics and provide crucial information that they can use to ensure that all of your operations run as smoothly as possible.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
Last but not least, Driver Assistance Systems have been about for a few years now. However, they are becoming more advanced with every year that passes by, with huge advances in 2021 and 2022 is no different. Some of the most popular features to look for when purchasing a Driver Assistance System include cross-traffic alerts, blind-spot alerts, and adaptive cruise control. Other popular features include lane-departure warning, forward-collision warning, reverse brake assist, and lane-keep assist.
Final words technological advances for commercial trucks
As you can see, there are a number of advanced and exciting technological advancements that we can expect throughout the year ahead. We hope that this blog post has helped you to get an insight into the different products and possibilities that are available when purchasing a truck for your business needs.