MAN adopts adap­tive cruise

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ALL NEW ON HIGH­WAY MAN TGS AND TGX MOD­ELS sold in New Zealand will now come with adap­tive cruise con­trol (ACC) as stan­dard.

Penske NZ says that the move is part of an up­date of MAN’s safety pack­age, with ACC au­to­mat­i­cally and au­tonomously reg­u­lat­ing the dis­tance to the ve­hi­cle in front, when the truck’s trav­el­ling at over 25km/h.

Penske NZ na­tional sales man­ager – trucks Dean Hoverd points out that “the TGS and TGX plat­forms al­ready in­clude key safety fea­tures such as elec­tronic sta­bil­ity pro­gramme, which in­cor­po­rates dy­namic sta­bil­ity, and roll-over pre­ven­tion.

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

“ˆere 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’re cer­tain that driv­ers will Šnd ACC very use­ful for both long-haul travel and also heav­ily-pop­u­lated roads.

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

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MAN’s adap­tive cruise uses both radar and a cam­era to man­age the dis­tance to the ve­hi­cle ahead

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