South African truck drivers can now get their hands on selected safety features without the hassle of import processes.

Volvo Trucks South Africa recently invested R6.5 million at its Durban SKD manufacturing plant which now provides selected safety features which previously weren’t locally available. These features are part of Volvo’s Active Safety Package.

The group’s president Torbjörn Christensson said this investment was motivated by Volvo Trucks’ commitment to safety. He added that safety was always one of the automaker’s “core values”.

He said the new facility will offer the service to calibrate and fit features onto Volvo Trucks equipped with electronic brake systems, electronic stability control and disc brakes. Customers will also be able to choose safety features from the Active Safety Package.

This package comprises adaptive cruise control with forward and emergency braking, lane keeping support, lane changing support, driver alert support and Alcolock, which is a factory fitted electronic breath alcohol analyser designed to help driver’s avoid alcohol related accidents.

Christensson described the package as “making the world’s safest Volvo Truck even safer,” and added that this was a “ground breaking way of increasing road safety” and is a feature all OEMs should consider.

Source: Infrastructurenews

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