Introducing vehicle dynamic products for DAF trucks
New crash bracket establishes a new benchmark in driver’s safety
- Customized and Generic modules for Cabin Crash Management
- Can be included in Cabin Anti-Roll Bar structure.
- Safe, predictable Cabin-Frame connection for rescue situation
- Advanced crash simulation and component testing
Kongsberg Automotive introduces a new technology for enabled driver’s safety, improved suspension and more comfort. The new vehicle dynamic technology, crash bracket, has been developed for DAF and can be seen on the new Euro 6 XF and CF Product Range.
The innovation is based on the company’s comprehensive five-year research program on crash mechanisms and functionality, a further improvement to the existing vehicle dynamics stabilizing products. The newly developed crash bracket is an energy-absorbing cab suspension, providing industry leading vehicle safety and passenger protection.
Focus on driver safety
A key principle when developing the new technology was to focus on driver safety in real life crash situations. Trailer back rear-impact is one of the most severe and frequent accident types for truck drivers.
The crash bracket releases upon impact, optimizing the cabin to frame interface, allowing a controlled transition of cabin rearwards while absorbing forces and providing the optimal balance between survival space and deceleration in these situations.
The crash bracket technology incorporates an industry leading system understanding about truck cabin to frame interface and suspension, together with knowledge about materials, design and manufacturing.
The technology incorporates an industry leading system understanding about truck cabin to frame interface and suspension, together with knowledge about materials, design and manufacturing.
Kongsberg Automotive has experience with a wide range of wheel and cabin suspension systems. The crash bracket is the first generation in the company’s crash technology range, building on Kongsberg Automotive’s reputation as a manufacturer of world class products to the global vehicle industry, enhancing the driving experience by making it safer, more comfortable and sustainable.