At the core of the Eurocargo renewal is safety, because some new important electronic features will become mandatory starting from November 2015.
Thanks to the most advanced technologies on the market – developed through extensive tests – the new Eurocargo offers greater safety on the road for the vehicle, its load and the driver. For the first time ever, the new Eurocargo features an airbag integrated into the steering wheel, but, above all, focus goes to the crucial driver assistance electronic devices.
In addition to the steering-wheel airbag, the New Eurocargo is equipped with all the key driving assistance systems.
The Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), coming as a standard, warns the driver when the vehicle is about to unintentionally change the lane. Thanks to a camera installed on the windscreen, the system can recognise the road markings and will sound an alarm when the vehicle drifts without the use of indicators, either to the left or to the right.
In addition to the Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (EVSC) safety device already standard on all versions from 12 to 19 tons, the New Eurocargo features the Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), which is compliant with the legal requirements coming into force in November 2015, and measures the distance from the preceding vehicle, calculates the time for a potential collision and triggers a double alarm before automatically braking.
The Advanced Emergency Braking System is an active safety system aiming, at least at mitigating, and possibly at avoiding collisions.
Thanks to the Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control and Advanced Emergency Braking System applications, the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is now available on the new Eurocargo. The Adaptive Cruise Control is another safety/driving comfort feature which automatically maintains the distance from the preceding vehicle, by adapting cruising speed using the several functionalities (radar, throttle, engine brake and brakes).
To improve safety and visibility when driving, also LED Daytime Running Lights have been adopted as standard lights. Xenon headlights are also available on request.