Scania truck with ADAS unveiled
Kuala Lumpur, 10 March 2022 – Scania unveiled sustainable partnerships of the first New Truck Generation (NTG) with Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) and the first Euro V truck in Malaysia together with other sustainable transport solutions at the Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo (MCVE) at the Mines International Exhibition Convention Centre. The event was graced by Dato’ Henry Sum Agong, Deputy Minister of Transport.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers in our sustainable partnerships, especially the ones who are here today, together with Scania in showing that profitability and sustainability can go hand in hand. That is why Scania continues to be a leader in driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system together with our partners. We hope more will join us on this journey towards reaching our SBTi targets,” said Heba El Tarifi, managing director, Scania Southeast Asia.
Scania also showcased more sustainable partners who are joining the journey to achieve Scania’s Science-Based Target with B100 FAME-prepared coaches and the test & drive competition called ‘A Good Driver’ MCVE Edition open to the public.
Chemtrax Sdn Bhd’s P410A6x2NA is the first ADR Specification NTG customer that subscribed to the ADAS – the two of many safe and smart transport technologies are the Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and also comes with the award-winning rollover side curtain airbags, for the latest 10 units delivered.
The implementation of ADAS in heavy commercial vehicles together with proper and authorised maintenance reduces traffic accidents and casualties, reduces repair of road infrastructure caused by accidents and reduces traffic congestion as a result of accidents.
Xin Hwa Holdings Berhad became the first customer to receive Scania NTGs with Euro V engines. A key feature amongst many Scania engine technologies in the Scania NTG Euro V R620A6x4NZ is the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system that reduces local emissions that contribute to smog and haze. In accordance with the EU emission standard, local emissions are measured in Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), a toxic gas, and particulate matter (PM). Extra High-Pressure Injection (XPI) enhances performance and fuel economy.
Billion Stars Express Sdn Bhd’s FAME-prepared coaches K360IB4x2 that can run on B20 to B100 were on display. It is environmentally-friendly – lowering global emissions by reducing CO2 to limit the effects of climate change. FAME is the abbreviation for Fatty Acid Methyl Esters which is the technical term for the biodiesel that is produced in Malaysia. These Scania coaches come with safety technology, comfort and reliability.
The ‘A Good Driver’ Competition was also the highlight at this year’s expo. It was an opportunity for the public to experience driving a Scania truck or bus and win some prizes. Winners were awarded prizes every two hours daily (up to four times) with the prize-giving ceremony held at the main Scania exhibition area.