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Renault releases updated heavy duty truck cabins

Europe is being introduced to Renault Trucks' latest generation of heavy truck cabins, which incorporate cutting-edge technology.

Renault Trucks has announced the European roll out of its latest generation of heavy truck cabins, with safety at the forefront of the new technology.

With safety and creature comforts in mind the team at Renault Trucks in France have completed a comprehensive makeover of the cab interiors of their T, T High and C & K models.

While comfort and ergonomics were one part of the focus, with a wider range of materials on offer for customisation to suit the particular driver or fleet, the other was the introduction of the very latest in advanced driver assistance technologies.

In a media release discussing the makeover Renault says the dashboards of their new trucks will feature a 12-inch adjustable main digital display, complemented by a secondary multifunction touchscreen featuring an intuitive Android Automobile interface for quick access to applications.


“Drivers can use the steering wheel controls to operate the main display and secondary screen functions in complete safety, including phone calls and music controls,” Renault says.

“To make driving easier, the screen also displays navigation aids and camera views. The vehicles can also be fitted with an induction phone charger.”

Other additions include the option to cover the steering wheel in leather, and to choose textile or leather for seats.

“Renault Trucks T, T High, C & K and Renault Trucks E-Tech T & C are fitted with a steering column that can be adjusted in three directions,” Renault says.

“This means that drivers can adopt the driving position that suits them best, tailored to their body shape, the constraints of their assignment and, of course, their personal preferences. “The steering column can be adjusted using a single foot-operated control that adjusts both the position and tilt of the steering wheel. Precision and safety are guaranteed through adjustment with both hands on the steering wheel and instant locking.”


The 2024 models will feature the latest in emergency braking systems, along with a battery of radars and cameras fitted around the trucks to enhance the driver’s view.

“As an option, up to five cameras can be added to monitor the vehicle’s environment, its load or the fifth wheel during coupling,” Renault says.

“Drivers are automatically advised of tyre pressure levels on the truck and trailer and are alerted in the event of any anomalies, thus avoiding excessive fuel consumption or tyre blowouts.

“The vehicles also feature a speeding alert system (ISA), with a camera that detects the speed limit and warns drivers if they are exceeding it, thus avoiding accidents and fines.”

A driver airbag and seat belt pre-tensioner are other safety features available, and on the business side, the Optivision Map Based system is available for installation to assist with reducing fuel consumption. The system works of topographical date to optimise gearshift strategies.

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