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Assistance systems

The comfort benefit in the KNAUS VAN TI PLUS

Driver assistance and safety systems have been providing more safety on the roads for years. The VAN TI PLUS brings the most modern techniques into the motorhome sector. For example, emergency brake assist and electromechanical power steering are standard on board. Other systems, such as lane departure warning or fatigue detection round off the safety package in the VAN TI PLUS.

  • Emergency brake assistant EBA
  • Multi‐collision brake
  • Tyre pressure control indicator 
  • Traffic sign recognition

Standard equipment

MAN TGE 3,500 kg; 2.0 l EU6 plus, AdBlue 18L, SCR, front‐wheel drive, 6‐gear gearbox (103 kW/140 PS)

The 103 kW MAN TGE engine impresses with very good reliability and low fuel consumption. Thanks to EU6 PLUS with a modern exhaust gas cleaning by AdBlue, the exhaust gases are effectively cleaned of nitrogen oxides. This protects the environment and gives you the security of being able to travel without worry in the future. The MAN TGE engine is particularly efficient, reliable and low‐maintenance, thanks to temperature‐resistant components with maximum maintenance intervals.

Start‐stop system with braking energy recovery

Use energy cleverly. This is optimally implemented using these two technologies. The engine is automatically switched off when the vehicle is stationary. As soon as you operate the clutch again, the engine starts and uses the energy previously released during the braking process. How does it work? Through recuperation. The braking energy is stored in the battery and is then available to accelerate again. Simply brilliant.

ABS, ESP & hill‐start assist

The three musketeers of driving safety. ABS (anti‐lock braking system) ensures that the wheels do not lock in the event of emergency braking and that the vehicle can always be steered in an optimally controlled manner. The ESP (Electronic Stability Programme) is particularly useful during tight cornering, slowing down individual wheels to avoid breaking the bend. The hill start assistant guarantees precise starting even on steep slopes. This is a safety benefit, which will also be appreciated by the driver behind you.

Emergency brake assistant EBA

Predictive driving is now even safer. The emergency brake assistant monitors the traffic situation in front of your VAN TI PLUS and warns against too short intervals by braking automatically. Rear‐end collisions can be avoided or mitigated in this way.

Multi‐collision brake

To prevent secondary accidents, the multi‐collision brake ensures that the vehicle is stopped immediately after the first impact. In the event of an accident, drivers are often unable to react to the situation immediately and bring their vehicle to a standstill, resulting in secondary accidents. This is where the multi‐collision brake intervenes and prevents further damage.

Electromechanical power steering

Power steering is now standard equipment in all vehicle classes. The electromechanical version is a luxury trim detail which reduces fuel consumption while increasing safety. Unlike the hydraulic steering assistance, electromechanical power steering only needs energy if you actually steer. In addition, the driver’s force input from the steering wheel can transmit important information to other driver assistance systems, thereby positively influencing both the parking process and accident prevention.

Optional equipment

Rear‐wheel drive

In many underground situations, driving on the rear axle has a positive effect on driving behaviour and may provide more traction.

4x4 optionally with 6‐speed manual or 8‐speed automatic transmission

Optimum traction on all surfaces and in every situation. Thanks to the perfect distribution of power to both axles, the 4‐wheel drive system offers unique road holding of the vehicle in combination with maximum dynamics, whether with a manual or automatic transmission. Unique in the sector: Regardless which type of drive you choose, the standard and optional driver safety assistants are always on board in the VAN TI PLUS on MAN TGE.

Front‐wheel drive is also optionally available with 8‐speed automatic transmission

The more gears there are, the smaller the distance between the individual gears. This means a maximum reduction of the speed jumps between gears and the appropriate gear ratio for every driving situation. Thanks to the automatic transmission, you do not have to worry about being in the perfect gear, but can enjoy the ride.

Fog lights incl. turning light

In order for the road to be well lit even when turning, the fog lights have an additional light that radiates in exactly the direction in which you turn the vehicle.

Tyre pressure control indicator

You will immediately know if something is wrong with your wheels through direct communication of changes in tyre pressure and can thus react accordingly.

Cruise control with speed limiter

You can easily set your preferred speed with the cruise control and automatically keep this constant for the vehicle. Ideal on long journeys on motorways and country roads. The speed limiter is particularly useful in urban areas. You can for instance set it to 50 km/h once and you can be sure that you do not accelerate beyond the set speed until your switch it off.

Cruise control with speed limiter

You can easily set your preferred speed with the cruise control and automatically keep this constant for the vehicle. Ideal on long journeys on motorways and country roads. The speed limiter is particularly useful in urban areas. You can for instance set it to 50 km/h once and you can be sure that you do not accelerate beyond the set speed until your switch it off.

Active lane departure warning system

The active lane departure warning system helps you to always keep the vehicle in lane by means of electromechanical power steering. Unique in the motorhome sector, the lane departure warning system of MAN TGE does not use the brakes, but regulates deviations using a correction in the steering gear and the power steering pump, as in the automotive sector. From a speed of 65 km/h, it switches on automatically and ensures that you do not get off track unintentionally.

Traffic sign recognition

Did the sign just say 100 or 120? Good to know that there is traffic sign recognition on board which can provide reliable support in such situations. A sensor monitors the signs on the roadside and sends you the corresponding information directly to the cockpit display. In this way, the current maximum speed is always on display.

Fatigue detection

Long stretches without breaks entail an increased risk of fatigue and accidents. To protect you from this, the fatigue detection system will alert you in appropriate situations, telling you to take a break or, even better, to change the driver. The basis for this are certain steering patterns which indicate increased fatigue.

Hill start assist with hill descent control (only for 4x4)

It usually gets really exciting once you are over the hill (the hill start assist has helped to prevent unintentional rollback on the slope). In order to also maximise vehicle stability during downhill driving and on different surfaces, this assistance system controls the speed constantly. This allows you to concentrate optimally on the steering.

High‐beam assistant „Light Assist"

Never experience the unintentional glare of oncoming traffic again. The Light Assist automatically switches from a high to low beam during night driving when a vehicle approaches you.