Freightliner SD Plus standardizes critical road, site safety technologies

To extend sister brand Detroit’s latest safety technology offerings and elevate driver productivity, Freightliner is upgrading the electrical systems and interiors of its vocational and medium-duty series, respectively yielding the 108SD Plus/114SD Plus and M2 106 Plus/M2 112 Plus models.

Plus series trucks’ new electrical architecture invites the Detroit Assurance 5.0 suite of safety systems, available with Detroit DD engines and, for the first time, certain Cummins packages. Standard SD Plus and M2 Plus safety features include Active Brake Assist and Lane Departure Warning. Side Guard Assist, augmenting safe vehicle operation on the road or jobsite, leads optional features.

Detroit Connect Suite generates key Plus series vehicle performance information to support better fleet manager decision-making and reduce downtime. Within minutes of a fault event, for example, the Virtual Technician remote diagnostic service informs managers of fault severity, and when, where and how to best fix the issue.