HGV road safety in built-up areas

13-04-2016 07:58

In response to the challenge to reduce risk and afford greater protection for vulnerable road users, Scania has worked with its industry partners and academic research bodies to develop a new standard for tippers operating within our city centres. Featuring a lightweight Wilcox body, the vehicle has been specified for applications where it is anticipated that 90-95 percent of the vehicles driving-time will be on the public highway. The first public unveiling of the truck was at the CLOCS Exhibition staged at the ExCel London on 23rd March 2016.Find out more about this innovative tipper below:8×2*6 wheelplanBreaking away from the 8×4 norm, the 8×2*6 configuration provides a highly manoeuvrable chassis with three steering axles.410 horsepower Euro 6 engineRequiring only Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) to meet the Euro 6 exhaust emissions standard, Scania’s 410 horsepower unit has broken fuel-efficiency records in independent trials conducted throughout Europe. Fully-automated gear-selectionTwo-pedal Scania Opticruise transmission enhances safety in operation by reducing stress and fatigue on the driver. Full air-suspensionEnables the chassis height to be lowered when driving in urban areas, thereby also lowering the driver’s eyeline for better direct vision.  Suspension can be raised to increase ground clearance when working on more demanding terrain. Passenger vision doorDeveloped specifically for the UK market, the large glass panel provides the driver with a direct line-of-sight to the front nearside of the vehicle. Active safety featuresThe Scania Urban Tipper features a range of proven safety features including Advanced Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and a Camera Monitor System by leading safety solutions provider, Brigade Electronics plc.

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