Iveco and New Holland Agriculture official supporter of AfRS
Iveco and New Holland Agriculture are the first manufacturers of commercial vehicles and agricultural machinery to support the FIA Action for Road Safety campaign.
Iveco and New Holland Agriculture are the first manufacturers of commercial vehicles and agricultural machinery to support the FIA Action for Road Safety campaign. Road safety is a core value for both companies, as advanced vehicle safety systems make an essential contribution to protecting drivers, other road users, vehicles and cargo.
Iveco’s commitment to road safety is demonstrated throughout its entire product range. Each vehicle, from the heaviest to the lightest, offers the most advanced preventive, active, and passive safety systems. The new Stralis Hi-Way represents the flagship heavy model for the company and its road safety technologies. The vehicle’s state-of-the-art safety features were among the characteristics for which it was recognized as International Truck of the Year 2013 at the IAA Motor Show.
Aside from the vehicles themselves, accurate and frequent vehicle maintenance is equally essential to ensuring road safety. Iveco Parts & Service guarantees the quality of its after sales services by offering original Iveco parts, which are certified with the Origin 100% quality mark. Iveco Parts & Service also gives customers the option of adapting older vehicles with modern safety standards, such as the connecting of an integrated infotainment management system.
New Holland Agriculture has always made operator safety one of its key priorities of product design and development and responds to these requirements with pro-active effort on three fronts: technology, operator comfort and enhanced support and maintenance services. The Intelligent Braking System increases the braking safety of tractors towing trailers, by automatically regulating braking force, thus preventing the risk of dangerous jackknifing of the trailer. Operator comfort also translates into safety: the Horizon™cab with its all-round visibility, and the award-winning Sidewinder™ armrest with the multifunctional Command Grip™ lever bring together all the tractor's main functions in a logical and ergonomic layout, thus facilitating safe, intuitive operation. New Holland also puts safety first in daily maintenance activities. Most daily checks can be carried out from the ground; hoods and guards opening are assisted by gas struts; and the majority of adjustments to harvesters are either fully automated or can be made quickly without tools.
Iveco and New Holland devote a lot of resources to developing equipment that creates the best possible conditions for safe operation. However, operators also need to be aware of the risks, and safe driving practices both on the road and in the field. Through the involvement in FIA’s campaign awareness will be raised and the safety record of the commercial and agricultural sectors will be improved.