Earlier this year, DAF introduced a blind spot monitoring function called DAF City Turn Asist. This supplement has been developed to increase the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and other vulnerable road users, both when driving in the city and on expressways, for example when changing lanes.
DAF City Turn Asist is available for CF, CF Electric and XF Euro 6 tractors with 4 × 2 FT and 6 × 2 FTP chassis configurations as an option, but can also be retrofitted.
How does it work?
DAF City Turn Asist uses radar technology to monitor blind spots, which guarantees object detection even in poor visibility. The short-range radar sensor is located in the area of the rear fender on the passenger side and is designed so robustly that it can withstand even the harshest weather conditions.
If the sensor detects an object in the blind spot area - everything from pedestrians to cars - it alerts the driver with visual and audible signals inside the cab. The DAF City Turn Asist display is strategically placed in the cab on the front passenger's A-pillar, near the side mirror. If the right turn signal is activated, an audible signal will also sound when an object is detected.