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SAFETY FEATURES

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. Passive safety focuses on design aspects that minimise the consequences resulting from a collision.

Active safety
Passive safety
Rescue & towing
Braking
Visibility

Immediate response

Scania brake pads consist of a unique friction material optimised for the patented alloy in the brake disc, which ensures maximum service life with consistent braking behaviour. New brake callipers, allied with improved brake actuation and the more advanced position of the front axle, greatly improve the braking distance of the new truck generation.

See it before it happens

A Scania cab offers unobstructed and panoramic views of the front and sides. Slimmer A-pillars, lower side windows and instrument panel, combined with adjustable driver position, contribute to enhanced visibility for the driver. 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, position lights, direction and side indicators improve safety. High-mounted spot lamps are incorporated into the sun shield, while auxiliary lighting includes fog and spot lamps for adverse weather conditions.

CAB structure
Rollover airbags

High crash standards

Scania’s cab structure offers an outstanding crash performance and includes structural integrity, instrument positioning and dispersion of impact forces. But it also significantly reduces the risk of a car ending up under the vehicle in the event of a collision. Swedish crash test standards are among the most stringent in the world. Our new generation has surpassed them with ease and the new cab structure offer an outstanding crash performance.

Side curtain airbag

Scania’s roll-over airbag targets one of the most serious consequences of rollover accidents, where drivers or passengers are injured in a collision or fatally crushed by their own vehicle.

Rescue information

The information is provided for emergency services and contains information on Scania vehicle's design and systems. The aim is that the emergency services should be able to work safely and efficiently with a Scania vehicle that has been involved in an accident. The information is designed for use in preparatory training.

BRAKE WEAR INFORMATION

Over time, all brake linings will eventually wear out. The warnings integrated in Scania's electronic braking system enables worn pads to be identified well before they will cause a breakdown on the roadside. Thus you can plan to make the replacement in conjunction with the next scheduled inspection.

P, G, R, T series truck (2003-) and F, K, N series bus (2004-)

Reference Brake Force
Checking Wheel Brake Wear

P, G, R, S series truck (2016-)

DESIGNED TO ENSURE ROAD SAFETY

Thanks to generations of thorough research, design and testing, Scania vehicles have proven to be exceptionally safe. This is in no small part due to the wide array of innovative safety and support systems in each Scania vehicle.

ELECTRONIC BRAKE SYSTEM (EBS)

Scania EBS (electronic braking system) gives you the best possible control of your braking. It provides instantaneous brake response with immediate application and release in direct proportion to pedal pressure. EBS greatly enhances stability in all conditions and eliminates much of the unnecessary stress associated with emergency stops. Such an immediate, balanced and stable response is not possible with even the most sophisticated pneumatic arrangement.

ADVANCED EMERGENCY BRAKE (AEB)

AEB is an advanced emergency braking system that uses camera and radar to register what is happening in front of the vehicle. The purpose of the system is, as far as possible, to prevent a collision with the vehicle in front.

LANE DEPARTURE WARNING (LDW)

Scania's lane departure warning is a practical aid that warns the driver if the vehicle is about to cross the road markings. The system automatically detects the road markings and advises the driver when the vehicle combination is too close to the oncoming lane or verge/ditch markings.

TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING (TPM)

Scania TPM (tyre pressure monitoring) is a safety system that alerts the driver if the tyre pressure drops in any of the vehicle’s tyres. This helps to constantly ensure optimum rolling resistance, which translates into better operating economy and reduced tyre wear. It helps you to act to prevent accidents and body damage, and it also saves a lot of fuel.

ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAMME (ESP)

Scania ESP (electronic stability program) greatly increases driving safety by monitoring key stability parameters and automatically triggering appropriate controls. Emergency situations or inappropriate speed can sometimes result in vehicle instability. This is especially hazardous for tractor-semitrailer combinations, where even momentary loss of driver control could have disastrous and very expensive consequences. Scania ESP is designed to work on wet or slippery roads, where under- or oversteering often occurs, and on dry roads, where the main risk is a roll-over resulting from excessive speed or adverse camber on bends.

DRIVER SUPPORT

On the dashboard the drivers receive live feedback from Scania's Driver Support tool, showing drivers how braking, acceleration and gear-shifting affect fuel consumption and road safety.

CAMERA SYSTEM

For added safety, visibility and convenience. Our front-view camera automatically starts at speeds below 30 km/h, providing you with a clear, unobstructed view of your immediate surroundings. For a more complete perspective, your vehicle can also be equipped with a rear-view camera. In both cases, display monitors are located directly in front of the driver. This ensures a wider field of vision, free from rear blind spots and neck craning. Whether reversing, docking or manoeuvring through tight spaces, safe handling is rarely this satisfying, or this simple.

ALCOLOCK

Responsible drivers save lives and an increasing number of operators and transport buyers are demanding sobriety checks for drivers in every step of their supply chain. Scania offers alcolock preparation ex-factory, for easy fitting of the desired type of device. An alcolock requires the driver to breathe through a mouthpiece when starting the engine. If alcohol is detected in the exhaled air, the starter will be blocked. To easily adapt to local laws and regulations, the settings are available without restriction.

Declaration of Conformity

The European Union’s new Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED) sets safety, health protection and electromagnetic compatibility requirements that a radio equipment needs to fulfil.

Information about Scania vehicles with equipment using radio frequency, and its compliance is available together with its Declaration of Conformity.

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