The launch of IVECO’s new Stralis X-Way range ushers in an exciting era for the brand in Australia, by introducing advanced new technology designed to not only protect the driver, but all road users.
IVECO lifted the industry benchmark for medium duty trucks last year with the introduction of the new Euro 6 Eurocargo, and many of the safety features released in this multi award-winning range have now been adopted in Stralis X-Way models. This new equipment will position IVECO amongst the heavy segment leaders is in the area of safety.
Standard features on all prime mover and rigid models is an Electronic Braking System (EBS) with Brake Assistance System (BAS), Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Hill Holder, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS) and L.E.D daytime running lights. Prime mover models also feature a standard extended catwalk allowing for safer access to the back of cabin area to connect air hoses or conduct maintenance.
Equipment including ABS, ESP and Hill Holder have become more common in commercial vehicles in recent years with the previous Stralis models already fitted with these technologies, but EBS, BAS ACC, and AEBS are all new additions to the latest model release.
EBS incorporates both Direct Braking Intervention and Brake Assistant System. Direct Braking Intervention coordinates and distributes the necessary braking forces between the wheel brakes, engine brakes and intarder (if option selected) to provide smooth and superior overall braking performance. Depending on the load conditions, the engine brake and intarder are then also activated when braking by pressing the brake pedal itself.