Aldi Nord, Aldi Süd Introduce Truck ‘Turn-Off Assistants'
Discounters Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd have pledged to introduce electronic ‘turn-off assistants’ to their truck fleet, following consultation with German transport minister Andreas Scheuer.
The turn-off systems help prevent accidents by notifying truck drivers with a beep, in the event that persons are in the blind spot next to the vehicle. Side cameras on the cab are also intended to reduce the risk of accidents.
According to accident research by insurer UDV, about 200 potential accidents a year could be prevented by the use of turn-off assistants.
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