IVECO recently launched the New Daily to the international press in a two-day event held at the CNH Industrial Village in Turin, Italy.
The New Daily comes with a complete range of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems that enable the driver to focus on the job, which requires an increasing degree of multitasking, and improve their safety. In developing these features, IVECO has focused on functionalities specifically aimed at helping drivers in urban missions.
The Advanced Emergency Braking System and City Brake PRO prevent collisions at speeds below 50 km/h, and mitigates the impact at higher speeds. It autonomously detects the potential for a collision ahead and brakes accordingly if the driver doesn’t intervene, ensuring their safety.
The New Daily goes even further with the City Brake PRO, which operates to prevent accidents when driving as slowly as 5 km/h.
The New Daily also uses technology to reduce the driver’s stress levels. In urban missions, where customers often drive in heavy traffic, Queue Assist will make a big difference by following the vehicle ahead in slow-moving queues up to a standstill, eliminating the stress of stop-start traffic. It is the first 7.2-tonne vehicle to offer the Queue Assist and City Brake PRO functionalities.
Moreover, Adaptive Cruise Control, in combination with the Queue Assist, maintains the set speed and safety distance from the vehicle ahead, while ProActive Lane Keeping Assist prevents the car from involuntarily drifting out of the lane with an active steering support. In case of lateral wind gusts, Crosswind Assist helps the driver to maintain the vehicle’s stability in the lane.
The New Daily reduces fatigue and improves productivity with the Electric Parking Brake, which automatically engages when the vehicle is parked and disengages when the driver is ready to drive away. In urban multi-stop missions such as parcel delivery, this feature lessens arm discomfort from repetitive movements and is estimated to save up to 5 hours a month, improving the driver’s productivity. This feature has the added advantage of resulting in more free space for the driver to move across the cab comfortably, as hand brake lever has been eliminated.
The New Daily also helps the driver in challenging driving conditions with features such as Hill Descent Control, which helps them drive downhill slowly and safely on long, steep slopes, and Traction Plus, which keeps a firm grip on slippery surfaces, such as sand, mud or snow. The New Daily is the first vehicle in its class to offer these two features on Rear Wheel Drive models.
The New Daily once again breaks new ground in connectivity as part of a broad digital transformation path started in 2016 with the Daily Business UP App, which introduced a smart connectivity option on LCVs for the first time, and was further enriched in the following years thanks to the longstanding collaboration between Microsoft and IVECO.
The partnership with Microsoft aims to redefine the world of industrial vehicles through a platform powered by Microsoft Azure cloud, enabling added value services to offer greater efficiency, easier predictive maintenance and overall productivity benefits.
As part of this strategy, the new Daily is now taking connectivity to an entirely new level as the enabler of a whole range of new services. Its connectivity puts the vehicle in direct contact with IVECO’s Control Room, providing real-time data. This enables IVECO specialists to maximise the vehicle’s uptime by conducting proactive diagnostics and taking preventative actions, planning maintenance and service interventions efficiently in order to optimise the number of visits to the workshop, minimising stoppages.
For fleet managers, the New Daily offers IVECO fleet management by Verizon Connect, a solution that will help them reduce fleet expenses through better navigation, fleet visibility, advanced engine diagnostics and near real-time mileage reporting. Its wide-ranging functionalities can help them manage delays, accommodate changing delivery schedules and respond faster to their customers, improve maintenance scheduling and fleet safety, monitor driving hours, and much more.
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