The new Eurocargo truck protects the driver and the load: in addition to its robustness, the vehicle is now also equipped with a steering wheel airbag – a brand new safety feature. Active safety is also improved, due to new electronic devices installed (as standard) as part of the driver assistance system.
The Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) will warn the driver if the vehicle makes an unwanted departure from the lane. The camera mounted on the windscreen means the system can recognise the road markings and will sound an alarm if the vehicle changes lane without the driver signalling.
In addition to the Electronic Vehicle Stability Control (EVSC), the Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS) helps to avoid accidents caused when the driver is distracted.
The system measures the distance from the vehicle in front, and calculates the time of a potential collision; a double warning system is then triggered before the brakes are actuated.
In the event of a moving obstacle, the system intervenes automatically, reducing the speed to 32 km/h to avoid impact. In the case of a fixed obstacle, the system can prevent and moderate the impact by reducing the speed by 10 km/h. Warning: the AEBS does not guarantee that you will avoid collisions and it cannot eliminate the risks of driving without due care and attention.
These new devices mean the new Eurocargo meets the requirements of the new legislation with effect from November 2015 (Commission Regulation EU 347/2012).
The new safety features do not stop there. The Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) adjusts the speed by maintaining the distance from the vehicle in front. To do this, it uses the same AEBS radar (with a range of 120 metres) to intervene automatically, first by reducing torque, then by actuating the engine brake and, finally, the service brake.
To improve driving safety and visibility, it is equipped with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) as standard. Xenon headlights are also available upon request. The steering wheel controls for audio and Bluetooth™ devices promote road safety and enable the driver to focus their attention on the road.