VOLVO BUSES ANNOUNCES DRIVER SAFETY PACKAGE
A COMPREHENSIVE SAFETY package for the Volvo Euro 6 chassis is now available that’s said to deliver “improved safety and comfort on coaches”, the company announced recently.
Volvo has reinforced its safety position by introducing a new state-of-the-art Driver Support System (DSS), it says, packed with a range of capabilities including: forward-collision warning with emergency braking; adaptive cruise control; lane-keeping support; and driver-alert support on its Euro 6 coach range.
According to general manager of Volvo Buses Australia Lauren Downs: “Volvo’s Driver Support System offers our customers the highest level of safety. It is an excellent example of our continued proactive approach to road safety and our drive to achieve our safety vision of zero accidents in Volvo vehicles.”
As Volvo explains, the latest DSS technology uses both radar and front camera to detect vehicles in front of the coach when driving. If a collision is imminent the driver gets both a visual and an audible warning. If the driver doesn’t react to the warning, a pre-brake is activated automatically, followed by full braking power.
The system also handles “braking in curves” for driver and passenger comfort, according to Volvo Buses.
“Even in cases when the auto brake technology is unable to avoid a collision, the lowered impact speed helps to mitigate the consequences for the driver and the passengers allowing operators to feel confident with the Volvo Coaches in their fleet,” explained Downs.