The Econic today already meets the future EU regulations for safe trucks.
Schoolchildren run out of the bus. A cyclist sprints round the corner. Pedestrians scurry across the road. Everyday situations in urban traffic, but major dangers for truck drivers. A minor moment of inattention and the accident will have already happened. Or maybe not... if the driver can count on the support from innovative assistance systems. Just as is the case in the Econic.
A clear case for the assistance system.
What will soon be required by law is already standard in the Econic. From 2022, trucks and buses will have to be equipped with cornering assistants like Sideguard Assist. This will initially apply to all new vehicle model series, but from 2024 it will also apply to all new vehicles within existing model series. This decision was made at the end of March 2019 by the EU. The aim of this measure is to prevent often fatal accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists. And the Econic is already taking its responsibility.
Upon request, the Econic can be equipped with as many as ten clever assistance systems. One of them is Sideguard Assist. Using two close-range sensors, it permanently monitors the co-driver's side of the vehicle. And warns the driver of persons in the turning area. This warning occurs in two stages. Both of these stages buy drivers valuable additional time and assist them in defusing critical driving situations themselves.
Doubly safe: the warning stages of the Econic's Sideguard Assist.
- Stage 1: If the system detects cyclists or pedestrians on the co-driver's side, a yellow LED light guides the driver's eyes to the critical area.
- Stage 2: In the case of an imminent risk of collision, the assistance system sounds an alarm. The LED display becomes red and a loud beeping sound additionally sounds.