Scania is extending its safety package with the introduction of a side guard assistant system.
The ADAS advanced driver assistance system will now combine blind spot detection with unobtrusive sensors on the front wheel arch to identify vulnerable road users at speeds above 2kph.
The system covers both sides of the vehicle , and provides a three-stage alert process, culminating in audible and visual signals together with muting of any audio. It doesn’t include active braking, Scania GB sales director Vincente Connolly pointing out that there may be situations where taking braking control away from the driver wouldn’t be appropriate.
The system will be available on most two, three and four axle rigids and tractors, both left and right hand drive, although not on certain 8x4 tipper chassis depending on ride height.
It will be available as an option for around £1,600, and can be ordered now for June production.