There's no such thing as too much safety. True to this motto, the Axor offers a well thought-out safety concept for vehicle and driver. The Axor's driver's cab meets the most recent safety standards, having passed all customary crash tests with flying colours. Airbags are optionally available. The powerful clear-lens headlamps, available as an option with xenon lamps, and heated exterior mirrors as well as the front heated front mirror ensure excellent visibility even in the worst of weathers. The mirror housings carefully direct the airflow to keep the side windows clean. The large non-slip steps and wide-opening doors ensure safe entry and exit to and from, the cab.
Lying at the heart of the Axor safety concept is an extremely powerful brake system. The Telligent® brake system – available as an option for the Axor – uses every possibility to make the braking distance even shorter: the braking command is transmitted electronically rather than mechanically, thus considerably reducing the braking time and saving vital milliseconds. The integral Brake Assist recognises a critical situation immediately from the speed with which the brake pedal is depressed. And on mountain roads the optionally available turbobrake* with an increased braking power of up to 450 kW, ensures even more safety.
A further safety measure that every truck driver has to observe at all times is keeping a safe distance from the vehicle travelling in front. The (optional) Telligent® proximity control* system eases the strain on the driver by automatically ensuring that the road speed and the distance between the Axor and the vehicle in front are adapted to the changing traffic conditions. And the optionally available Telligent® Lane Assistant** alerts the driver of an unintended lane departure by emitting an audible warning before it occurs.
The Telligent® stability control system is available as an option for Axor tractor vehicles from 265 kW. The system detects potential instability, such as skidding or breakaway, and counteracts these tendencies – within the bounds of what is physically possible. Also available as an option is the Telligent® roll control system*** – an automatic shock absorber control system for added safety, enhanced comfort and protecting the load during transport.
There are also two optional Safety Packs available at particularly favourable package prices: the Safety Pack Basic includes a driver airbag as well as the driver assistance systems Telligent® stability control and Telligent® Lane Assist**. The Safety Pack Classic offers the additional features of a retarder and Telligent® proximity control*.
However, all the safety systems and equipment cannot replace one thing: an attentive, anticipatory and careful driving style on the part of the truck driver.
* for Axor from 265 kW
** available for Axor models from 265 kW; not available for tippers or cement mixers
** for dropsiders with full air suspension only