The reputation of safe vehicles has gone hand in hand with the Scania brand since the 50s. And that's safety on every conceivable front: for drivers and other road users.
As for the technical components, these are both active safety elements (ie various intelligent systems that actively prevent possible accidents) and passive safety elements (these are mainly aimed at minimizing the impact in cases where an accident occurs).
Scania and active safety
Active safety features include the latest Scania truck models, such as the Electronic Stability Program (ESP), which stabilizes the vehicle in situations where there is a risk of skidding or tipping over. It also includes an Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEB), a side object detection function that warns of blind spot movement, or a lane departure warning function.
Scania and passive safety
Once an accident occurs, it's best to be prepared - and of course protected. Even in this area of safety, Scania is constantly moving forward and developing and applying ever better and more efficient elements. An example is the new cab, made of extremely strong steel and tested far beyond normal requirements.
As another example, we can mention the side window airbag, which Scania was the first in the world to use in trucks.
Security and history
As already mentioned, safety has been linked to the Scania brand from the very beginning. The most important milestones include the first two-circuit brake system with automatic tensioner and spring brake, the first seat belt for trucks or the ABS system.