Iteris Inc. announced that Scania, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, has signed a three-year contract extension to continue to offer Iteris’ AutoVue Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Systems as a factory-installed option on its heavy trucks. The contract period began at end of 2009 and extends through 2012.
The LDW system that Iteris provides to Scania is an active safety system that has been developed specially to take into account driver behavior as well as adverse weather conditions. This intelligent system is designed to warn the driver if the vehicle unintentionally crosses lane markings on the road; by monitoring steering wheel movement, the system can also discern between intentional lane positioning as opposed to drifting caused by inattention.
“Since the initial agreement in 2006, Scania has made the Iteris AutoVue LDW System a part of its safety offering for heavy commercial trucks,” says Abbas Mohaddes, president and chief executive officer of Iteris, based in Santa Ana, Calif. “I believe this contract extension is another important step in solidifying our European LDW heavy truck business, as we now have agreements with two of the largest European heavy truck OEMs, Scania and MAN, through 2012.”