Wind-tunnel testing is used to refine every surface, every curve and every piece of exterior equipment for optimal aerodynamic performance. The overall shape of the cab is also designed this way. A gradually tapered front end gives the cab a wedge-shaped profile that significantly reduces drag.
Another key factor in airflow optimisation is the cab’s ability to cope with cross-winds. The large radius curves around the entirety of the cab help to achieve this while reducing road spray and internal wind noise.
For a final, but optional aerodynamic touch, side and roof air deflectors may also be attached to the cab.
ERGONOMICS AND COMFORT
CLIMB IN, RELAX AND FOCUS ON WHAT YOU DO BEST
The driving position in a Scania cab will suit everybody. A wide range of adjustments gives maximum scope for drivers to find exactly the right position for a comfortable, relaxed posture. With a firm grip on the wheel, every principal control is within fingertip reach. The steering column position is also adjustable. Visibility around the vehicle requires no more than small movements of the head if not a mere flick of the eyes.
YOU’RE ALWAYS IN GOOD HANDS
Active safety is all about making the driving of your truck as secure as possible, with the aim of minimising road risks, collisions and other incidents that could lead to injury. Active safety is centred around giving the driver better feedback and control. To this end, we at Scania are constantly at work to improve visibility, handling, braking and stability.
Passive safety focuses on design aspects that minimise the consequences resulting from a collision – consequences that affect the driver and the occupants of other vehicles. This includes structural integrity, instrument positioning and dispersion of impact forces.
SEE IT BEFORE IT HAPPENS
A Scania cab offers panoramic views to the front and sides. This provides drivers with unobstructed, long-range visibility of both the road and approaching obstacles. For full close- and long-range rear views, each cab is also fitted with large, well-positioned and adjustable mirrors. As an advanced alternative, camera systems with full-frontal display monitors are available for an even wider and more centred field of vision.
When driving at night, automatically levelling halogen headlights, directions indicators, position lights and side indicators improve safety for everyone on the road. High-mounted spot lamps above the windscreen are incorporated into the sun shield, while auxiliary lighting includes fog and spot lamps for adverse weather conditions.
CONSISTENTLY ENJOY HIGH RESIDUAL VALUES
One of several reasons for Scania’s cost benefits is the high and lasting quality of the cab. Every cab we build is the result of extreme structural strength, high-quality materials, comprehensive corrosion protection and a sheer, lasting finish.
The distinctive shape and imposing presence of a Scania cab is built around a tough, rigid steel cage. This structure has been thoroughly designed to withstand severe impacts – to protect the driver as well as to reduce damage on surrounding vehicles in the event of a collision.
The result of painstaking attention to detail is a cab of genuine quality that can, and will, withstand years of daily use as well as the inevitable occasional abuse.