VBG Driver Assist

VBG Driver Assist
Part No. 28-124100

VBG Driver Assist is an VBG innovative system that both warns the driver of jackknifing and guides coupling.
Mounting on a drawbeam is a smart option when you want to retrofit VBG Driver Assist. Drawbeam mounting of the system is also an option when it is not possible to mount DSMs on existing endplates.
Jackknifing illustration

Jackknife Warning  

The system alerts the driver via audio signals in the cab when there is a risk of jackknifing. This enables the driver to rectify the situation and regain control. The audio signal is triggered at an angle of 40 degrees and increases in frequency the closer the rig is to the jackknife angle. When mounted on a drawbeam, a maximum of 73 degrees is allowed in the jackknife angle. Once the maximum angular displacement has been reached, the audio signal switches to a constant tone. The angle figure is determined either directly when installing the components of the system or afterwards at the customer. The jackknife warning is only activated when reversing.

Coupling guidance illustration

Coupling Guidance

The guidance function when connecting means that the driver is provided with guidance in the cabin via voice control to reach the correct position. When the truck is reversed and approaches the drawbar, the system notifies the user via the speaker that the guidance is active, which occurs at a distance of two metres from the coupling. A voice then provides information as the driver reverses on what corrections are required to the truck (right, left, up or down) in order to get into the correct position for coupling.

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The components included in the system are:

  • 2 DSMs (Drawbar Sensing Module) that calculate the drawbar position.

  • 6 reflectors that are attached to the drawbar, 3 on either side.

  • 1 tube of glue Sikaflex 291i for the application of the reflectors.

  • 1 cabling for connection of DSMs to VBG’s electrical architecture.

  • 1 cable connected to the BCM (below the dashboard) to add a braking signal to the system.

  • 1 speaker for voice guidence and audio signals.

  • 1 magnet used during system setting procedure.


VBG Driver assist system

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