MAN announces Adaptive Cruise Control as standard

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineAugust 27, 2018

MAN TGX interior with camera and ACC switch highlighted

Penske New Zealand is now supplying all on-highway vehicles within the MAN TGS and TGX range with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) as standard as part of an update to MAN‘s safety package.

Factory orders placed for MAN TGS and TGX trucks will now include ACC, which automatically regulates velocity and distance in relation to the vehicle in front when travelling over 25 km/h.

Increasing safety for all road users, the introduction of ACC will further increase the already impressive safety features on offer.

“The TGS and TGX platforms already include key safety features such as electronic stability program which incorporates dynamic stability and rollover prevention,” says Dean Hoverd, national sales manager – trucks, Penske New Zealand.

“And now with the addition of ACC as standard, we are further increasing the safety for drivers, passengers, and other road users.”

Hoverd says there are many systems on the market that use radar only, however MAN‘s market-leading ACC comprises both radar and camera to detect speed and distance, and adapts the speed of the vehicle including braking if necessary.

“We are certain that drivers will find ACC very useful for both long haul travel and also heavily populated roads,” says Hoverd.

“When combining the safety package with great fuel economy and low whole of life costs, MAN really does offer a very competitive overall package that makes good business sense.”

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