DAF to bring new ‘Night Lock’ to its XF, XG and XG⁺ trucks
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DAF is to implement a Night Lock that's integrated in the door panel of its new XF, XG and XG⁺ trucks. The Dutch truck manufacturer says the mechanical lock makes use of both the handrail and the “robust" structure of the door, in which the necessary reinforcements are already factory-installed.
In its press release, DAF explains that Night Lock consists of a steel panel in the colour of the cab trim and features a “rocker switch”. When activated, the panel slides down to connect with the handrail. This blocks the door and prevents uninvited guests from entering the cab. A red indicator will also show when the DAF Night Lock has been activated.
To ensure that the driver can instantly exit the cab in case of an emergency, DAF says one press on the rocker switch is sufficient to disengage the lock.
“Extensive tests have shown that the new DAF Night Lock can withstand forces up to 150% greater than any other similar system on the market. As a result, when fitted with a DAF Night Lock the doors of the New Generation XF, XG and XG⁺ cannot even be broken open with a crowbar,” says DAF.
The Night Lock concept was first used by DAF in 2008. The truck manufacturers says its new version is seamlessly integrated into the door, more robust, and easier to use.