Scania reveals new vehicle safety and intelligence features

Scania has unveiled its next generation of vehicle intelligence and safety features for its buses and coaches.

The latest update includes a new electrical architecture, digital dashboard interface, fast and remote diagnostics, customisable digital services, Over-The-Air (OTA) software updates, upgraded Scania Navigation application and improved advanced safety features.

The changes allow Scania to comply with the new EU General Safety Regulations and Cyber Security legislation, which will make various safety-orientated features and system integrity standards mandatory on heavy commercial vehicles across Europe from July 2024.

A new Electrical System Architecture is powering the updated system. Designed to handle a vast amount of data, it powers the communications between the vehicle’s various components, with faster diagnostics and stronger cyber security. It should also futureproof new vehicles, with the system capable of adding additional functions, via OTA.

Scania has also introduced a new sensor platform combining short range radars with updated distance sensors and camera technology to upgrade its driver assistance systems. This latest update sees the introduction of Vulnerable Road User Collision Warning systems for the front and the rear of the vehicle, while the side impact system has been upgraded. Speed Sign information is now available on Scanias, while Driver Attention Support and Tyre Pressure Monitoring systems have both been updated.

One of the most noticeable changes is the introduction of Smart Dash, the central hub for drivers to interact with Scania’s digital ecosystem.

Behind the wheel is a new digital screen while a large new HD infotainment display, available as a 10.1inch or a 12.9inch screen, designed to give the driver all the functionality and tools they need at their fingertips. Additional functionality includes: advanced voice control and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

Smart Dash also comes equipped with Scania’s next generation navigation app, which can process real-time location and traffic data. The app also utilises information from other systems, including Speed Sign Information and Control Cruise with Active Prediction.

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