Safe systems standardised on DAF trucks

By Categories: NewsPublished On: Tuesday 31 October 2023

Driver aids and safety systems, many of which were already offered on the recently-an­nounced XB range of distribu­tion trucks are to be standardised on all models of DAF New Genera­tion trucks from January.

The latest Advanced Emer­gency Braking System (AEBS) is equipped with both a ra­dar and a camera, warning of vulnerable road users ahead of the vehicle. An additional Radar takes care of the new Drive-off assist function to de­tect and warn the driver of any nearby vulnerable road users when the truck is moving at low speeds. The Event Data Recorder records images and data when the AEBS brake warning is activated or if the DAF Side & Turn Assist warns of pedestrians, cyclists or ve­hicles that are in the vehicle’s blind spots, including all the way to the back of the trailer.

In addition, each New Gener­ation DAF will come with Speed Limit Recognition informing the driver about actual speed limits and warning in case of speeding, while the Lane De­parture Warning System helps to avoid dangerous situations by warning of potentially unin­tended lane changes.

The new Rear View Camera shows what is happening at the rear of the truck on a dis­play in the cab. An optional High Beam Assist automatical­ly dips the headlamps when other vehicles are oncoming or ahead.

New features are also in­troduced to further enhance safety related to the driver. The new DAF Drowsiness Detection assesses the driver’s alert­ness and warns when a break is needed, while a preparation for an Alcohol Interlock is avail­able to facilitate installation of a device that ensures a nega­tive alcohol breath-test before the engine can be started.

The new equipment will be installed on all DAF XB, XD, XF, XG and XG+ models.