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The speedometer goes up to 120 km/h, presumably for countries where you can drive faster than 80 or 90 km/h, also digitally displayable in m/h. Of course, the total kilometers cannot be deleted. Unlike in a passenger car, there is not only the limit engine speed, but in addition to the red range of 2,400-2,800 rpm (!) there is also a green range of 1,000-1,500 rpm. Should be introduced in principle.

The information for the tank(s) can be specified enormously, first of all separate for diesel and AdBlue and additionally as an average for the sections and even for the entire running time, plus a possible warning if you have accelerated too much. Of course, the driving data as a whole and for adjustable sections fit in with this.

The instantaneous consumption can sometimes display much more drastic values than in a car.

The coolant temperature shows 80°C as the middle, while one is more used to 90°C in a car. The amount of oil in the truck is so large that it is worth taking it into account, e.g. ahead of an upcoming long distance. It's also nice to know the current charge and level of the batteries. The brake pressure is made visible digitally together with the limit value display.

In contrast to the retrofitted ones in cars, for example, you can rely on the standard temperature sensors on trucks. Incidentally, the limit temperature is 120°C.

Of course there are more displays for the tire pressure with the many wheels, also for the trailer, by the way, practically also with sensors that can be reached from the outside. In this example on the second side, which you can of course leave as it is, the display for the distance to a possible vehicle in front and his speed, even if the adaptive cruise control is not switched on.

The wear and tear can be displayed as a percentage for each individual wheel brake, even on the trailer.

Driving a truck is often at risk of being overloaded, especially in case of vehicles transporting bulk goods of any kind. In the past, drivers who did not feel capable of making a decision had to drive to a public weighbridge before the police ordered them to do so if they had any suspicions. Therefore, a display of the axle loads is a great relief, even more important than that of the total weight.

Today even more important is the comparison of the current driving time with the legal regulations. They are so complicated that the current week and the ones before that also have to serve as a basis. Overall, however, the system is very understandable and nobody can excuse themselves afterwards for not knowing.

So far, environmental friendliness has only been partially realized. On the positive side, the indication of the average consumption of AdBlue and the occasional downhill shift to neutral, but the engine does not switch off. You can also easily switch on staged everything from the engine brake to the retarder if necessary, but this heats up the environment instead of recuperating.

When documenting the maintenance work carried out, we learn that a truck has to go to the workshop every six months anyway because of the brakes, but with a higher odometer reading because of the running performance. The workshop obviously has a complete documentation here, but it is secured with a password, as well as certain settings, such as the maximum speed.

You can't switch off the daytime running lights, but other functions can be switched on automatically. You can't switch off the daytime running lights, but other functions can be switched on automatically to it. There are also cornering lights, but there are also trucks in which the fog lights are integrated into the normal lighting unit. In any case, retrofitting lights on trucks would be a topic that would fill an entire evening.

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