22 OCT 2021
The Model Year 2021 Ducato takes another step forward. Continuing an evolutionary process begun many years ago, the Ducato has undergone changes in multiple different aspects to better meet the needs of its expert and demanding user base. The result is an updated Ducato that makes the ideal motorhome base for every requirement. There innovations are truly extensive and improve every aspect of your beloved Ducato-based motorhome. From comfort and performance to the new look and the infotainment system. But there are also many new Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), and even innovative Level 2 autonomous driving.
ADAS technology assists drivers at every stage of their journey, from driving to parking. Let's find out together some of these latest innovations that make the new Ducato 2021 the right choice for taking on your next adventure safely!
New Ducato 2021: ADAS
The Ducato 2021 model takes a step forward in terms of safety and ease of driving, further increasing the range of ADAS equipment offered. The previously developed safety systems have been improved and new ones have been added to create a truly extensive equipment package! Getting behind the wheel of the new Ducato means experiencing a surprisingly pleasurable drive, but also feeling protected, which is very important for everyone who uses Ducato-based vehicles for holidaying with family and friends.
How about some examples? First up is the fundamental electronic stability system (ESC), which has been further improved both with stabilisation systems in the event of strong crosswinds and trailer skidding, and with the introduction of the Post Collision Braking System, which applies the brakes in the event of a collision, to prevent secondary impacts. Traction+ needs no introduction, as it is already known and appreciated by many motorhome owners for providing traction control on difficult terrain and for the additional Hill Descent Control system, which maintains speed on the steepest descents. The new Ducato 2021 enriches the ADAS equipment offering with Attention Assist, which monitors the driver’s fatigue and warns of a potential lack of attention while driving, and 360 Park Assist, a set of parking sensors located in the bumpers (front and rear) and side mouldings, which enables the driver to activate a semi-automatic parking manoeuvre. The new Digital Central Rearview Mirror is a really important feature for Ducato-based motorhomes, which turns the central rearview mirror into a digital display that clearly projects what is happening behind the vehicle, thanks to a wide-angle camera. The Autonomous Emergency Brake Control takes a step forward too: it can now detect cyclists and pedestrians in addition to vehicles, triggering autonomous emergency braking if necessary. The driver is also assisted by the Hill Holder, which prevents the vehicle from rolling backward when starting uphill, and TPMS, which monitors the tyre pressure, in addition to Blind Spot Assist, which warns the driver of approaching vehicles that are not visible in the wing mirrors. In short, the list of ADAS equipment offered by the Ducato is extremely long, and in the next news we will take the opportunity to analyse in detail the various systems that make driving easy and safe.
This article talks about the specific features and content that manufacturers can choose to adopt on their Ducato-based motorhomes, so you should check whether the model you are buying from your dealer includes this equipment.
The trim levels and optionals for the models may also vary according to specific market or legal requirements.
Level 2 autonomous driving
All the above safety devices are already available, but from 2022 Ducato will take a further step forward by providing additional driver assistance systems in the form of three new ADAS, which together will enable Level 2 autonomous driving. Motorhomes built on the new Ducato base will be among the first in the world capable of Level 2 autonomous driving: a ground-breaking technological advance that allows drivers to set their vehicle to autonomous driving mode and thus enjoy a unique travel experience. The technologies that enable Level 2 autonomous driving include Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Centring and Traffic Jam Assist, three major new ADAS that coordinate to control the vehicle in predefined steering, acceleration and braking scenarios.
There are many innovations in the Ducato 2021 and, when it comes safety, even the systems inherited from previous versions have been enhanced to improve the driving experience of the thousands of motorhome owners who, every day, rely on Ducato-based motorhomes for their dream holidays!
Find out all about the innovative new Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and prepare to be impressed by what the Ducato 2021 has to offer.
This article talks about the specific features and content that manufacturers can choose to adopt on their Ducato-based motorhomes, so you should check whether the model you are buying from your dealer includes this equipment. The trim levels and optionals for the models may also vary according to specific market or legal requirements.