There are many aspects to safety in trucks. The most important are the truck assistance systems and the ability of the driver to react quickly and appropriately in hazardous situations. MAN Truck & Bus has developed innovative solutions for both: situational driver training courses for professionals as well as electronic assistance systems, which support the driver in everyday and difficult situations.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Speed is often underestimated and the distance to the vehicle in front overestimated. The adaptive cruise control (ACC) automatically adapts the distance to the vehicle travelling in front according to the preset settings thereby reducing the risk of rear-end collisions.
Continuous damping control
Continuous Damping Control (CDC) calculates all forces required from the shock absorbers as a function of the vehicle load and the nature of the road. It does this for braking and accelerating, on bends or on gradients.
Electronic stability program
The system constantly monitors the dynamic status of the vehicle and then automatically calls on the engine management and brake system to intervene if the truck threatens to tip over or skid.
Multifunction steering wheel
The driver can use the multifunction steering wheel to operate the cruise control and 'brakeomat', as well as the wheel/CD, without having to take a hand off the steering wheel.
Tyre pressure monitoring
If the tyre pressure drops to the minimum permissible value, a warning light makes the driver aware of this critical status.
Lane guard system
A video camera behind the windscreen monitors the vehicle position in relation to the lane edge. If the truck crosses over one of the two lane markings without the driver using the indicator, an audible signal warns the driver.
Ultrasonic guard system
95 percent of collisions between trucks and pedestrians or cyclists occur in the so-called blind spot. In order to cut this risk as far as possible, MAN Truck & Bus is pursuing development of the "ultrasonic guard system" (UGS). The assistance system assists the driver by detecting persons or objects during moving off and when turning off.
The intelligent MAN BrakeMatic® system, together with the Electronic Braking System EBS, anti-lock braking system ABS and powerful disc brakes provide superior braking characteristics.
Driving as economically as possible depends on shifting at just the right moment. This is most easily and comfortably achieved using MAN TipMatic®.