MAN adopts adaptive cruise
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.
“ere 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 nd 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 oer a very competitive overall package that makes good business sense,” Hoverd adds.
MAN’s adaptive cruise uses both radar and a camera to manage the distance to the vehicle ahead