The New Daily is a solid vehicle, the result of a higher build quality.
At the base there is a "robust" project, which since the beginning, has three specific objectives: maximum safety, maximum handling in every situation and the best quality of life on board for professional drivers.
First the vehicle guarantees complete control in all road conditions, a great ease of driving and the highest road-holding. More than individual devices is the set of all the solutions to make it one of the safest commercial vehicles segment. Safety is visible at first glance - the external line immediately conveys a feeling of strength, reliability and robustness. This impression is confirmed by the care with which the Daily is produced and the high level of innovation that characterizes it. Not surprisingly offers the most sophisticated electronic devices, both as regards the protection of occupants and control the dynamic behavior (from braking to traction).
In addition to a braking system with excellent performance, the New Daily offers an antilock braking system ABS with electronic brakeforce EBD (Electronic Brake force Distribution) can also be fitted with ESP (active control system of longitudinal and lateral dynamics of the vehicle) and ASR (which limits the drive wheels from spinning during acceleration to prevent oversteer or understeer and improve power move off on slippery surfaces). All these devices are offered in version 8 and thus represent the state of the art in the field of active safety.
As for passive safety, as well as a driver's airbag, the New Daily can also be equipped with an air bag for the passenger window and double-bag (always with safety belt pre-tensioned). Furthermore, the New Daily has been subjected to numerous simulations of high-speed collision, with results being measured according to the structural and biomechanical parameters envisaged by some of the most stringent in the world. For example, the Daily MPV is the subject of an anti-roll test that European legislation does not provide for this type of vehicle, and have successfully passed the test.
Finally, the New Daily also its ecological vocation: all engines fulfill the Euro 4 emission limits even without a particulate filter. But to comply with especially stringent in some urban centers, the system DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) is offered as an option with all engines (standard on vehicles is designed to carry people and those with GVW of 6.5 tonnes).
Here is the description of the extensive standard equipment of the new Daily.
In line with the high active safety targets, the New Daily is equipped with a brake system of high efficiency and excellent scalability that ensures a prompt and progressive braking. Enhanced for both versions with higher GVW is for medium-sized (3.5 t), the biggest change was the braking system of classes "L" and "S" (up to 3.5 tonnes). Indeed, it has been increased the diameter of the front and rear discs and, before, was chosen the use of ventilated discs. The end result is a reduced braking distance: the vehicle passes from 100 to 0 km / h in 42 meters at full load. At half-load (a common occurrence in many types of) this distance drops well below 40 meters.
Finally, the integration of the parking brake in the rear caliper (on the model 35C) allows for easier maintenance and a reduction of the tare of around 9 kg
ABS8 complete with EBD (Electronic Brake force Distribution)
In addition to having an excellent braking system, the New Daily is equipped with anti-lock system ABS8, the most advanced available today, complete with EBD electronic brakeforce. The latter distributes the braking action over all four wheels to prevent locking and ensure full control in all conditions of the vehicle. The system also adapts its operation to wheel grip conditions and the efficiency of the brake pads - while also reducing the latter from overheating.
ESP8 (Electronic Stability Program) with Hill Holder
The Daily was the first light commercial vehicle to adopt the sophisticated ESP8, the latest generation of program stability control. The new function "recognizes" the distribution of the load, thus adapting the intervention of the tight turning circles.
Here's how it works. The ESP continually monitors tire grip on the ground both longitudinally and laterally and, in case of skids, it cuts in to restore directionality and ride stability. Using sensors to detect the rotation of the vehicle about its vertical axis (yaw speed), lateral acceleration and the steering wheel angle set by the driver (which indicates the chosen direction). It then compares these data with parameters generated by a computer and uses a complex mathematical model, whether the vehicle is cornering within its grip limits or if it is about to skid the front or rear (understeer or oversteer). To restore the correct trajectory, it then generates a yawing movement in the opposite direction to that which causes the instability by braking the appropriate wheel (internal or external) and via the throttle to reduce engine power.
ESP8 is an integral part of the Hill Holder system - which helps the driver on hill starts. It is activated when the ESP control unit perceives a change in inclination of the vehicle through a longitudinal acceleration sensor. During hill starts, the unit is ready to intervene when first gear is engaged and the brake pedal and the clutch pressed. The pressure on the brake callipers is maintained for about 1.5 seconds after releasing the brake pedal, allowing the driver to set off with ease. In the case of downhill starts with the first gear, the Hill Holder function is activated. With the reverse gear is engaged the reverse is true: during downhill starts, the system is active, while during hill starts is disabled.
ASR (Anti Slip Regulation)
ESP8 is an integral part of the ASR (Anti Slip Regulation), which, with the aid of the brakes and engine control to optimize traction at any speed. Based on the number of wheel rpm calculated by the ABS sensors, the device computes degree of slip and restore grip activates two different control systems.
When an excessive power demand causes both drive wheels to slip (eg in case of aquaplaning or when accelerating over an unsurfaced, snowy or icy), reduces the engine's torque acting on the engine control unit.
If, instead, to skate is only one wheel (for example the inside of the bend following acceleration or dynamic load changes), this is automatically braked without the driver touching the brake pedal. This gives an effect similar to that produced by the self-locking differential. This allows the New Daily to disengage easily on road surfaces with low grip.
The ASR is activated automatically each time you start the engine, but can be excluded press the switch specific. Disarming Finally, the ASR It is only necessary when using snow chains - because to transmit torque to the ground, the wheel must be able to "collect" the snow with small slips that the ASR tends to avoid.
These airbags that drop down along the windows to protect occupants' heads in the event of a side collision. Compared to other solutions, the window-bags adopted by the New Daily offer more protection (because they always assume the correct position), faster to inflate and less invasive for passengers. They open from top to bottom, and do not risk with their movement of secondary damage to occupants' arms. The two pillows (one for the right side and the other on the left) are located under the roof rails where they are folded into a closed compartment. At the appropriate time, the cover folds, allowing the bags to expand and drop down.
EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) and DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter)
To comply with the restrictions of Euro4 (considerable reduction in emission levels of NOx and particulates), the New Daily adopts the EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation). The EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) reduces NOx emissions through the recirculation of a controlled amount of exhaust gas chilled and placed back in the combustion chamber. In this way decreases the combustion temperature, and the formation of NOx remains under control. The system is controlled by the engine management system (via a flow meter of air) at all speeds and all loads. For applications and situations where it is required a further reduction of emissions, EGR then joined DPF (particulate filter, the so-called "trap") - standard for vehicles "heavy duty" and passenger transport.