Almon have retrofited an existing truck equipped with a Scorpion II® TMA Truck Mounted Attenuator for their autonomous truck project.
The Scorpion II TMA from TrafFix Devices is the world’s first MASH Tested, Passed, and Eligible Truck Mounted Attenuator. When impacted, the Scorpion’s modular design crushes in progressive stages, which reduces the impact forces on the vehicles occupants and results in lower repair costs and easy parts replacement. The Scorpion TMA’s Patented design is the safest and most reliable Truck Mounted Attenuator available!
The Scorpion Towable Attenuator requires little or no modification to host vehicle or additional mounting hardware beyond the standard pintle hook and ½” thick × 32″ wide steel frame plate. This single point attachment makes the installation of the Scorpion TA quick and easy. The integrated electric brake system comes standard on all Scorpion Towable Attenuators and are automatically activated in the event of separation or hitch failure.