Mercedes-Benz trialling Jimmy Beam Down Light system for factory-fit potential


 

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has said it may start offering the Jimmy Beam Down Light (JBDL) safety system as an option on new lorries if a trial of it delivers “calculable benefits and advantages and our customers can see these”. The amber LED lights, each 1W, illuminate the ground immediately next to a truck or trailer, helping drivers pinpoint the position of rear wheels on the road in their mirrors at night, for example. Inventor Jim Thomson said they also improve safety […]