Ron Kozel, Spartan sales and service technical support specialist, heads out on a test drive at Tampa Show

Ron Kozel, Spartan sales and service technical support specialist, heads out on a test drive at Tampa Show

Spartan Motors Inc. demonstrated its groundbreaking Advanced Protection System (APS) driver safety technology at the Florida RV SuperShow this week, complete with a simulated crash scenario in which an APS-enabled RV successfully avoids a collision without driver interference.

A video of Spartan’s APS platform in action can be viewed by clicking here or scroll down the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.

“We introduced our APS platform with  2017 model year coaches, but this is the first opportunity we’ve had to show it to the RV community so they could witness the technology firsthand,” said Daryl Adams, president and CEO of Spartan Motors, in a press release. “It’s an impressive combination of cutting-edge technologies, yet it’s not until you actually see it in action that you can begin to appreciate the new level of collision mitigation and resulting safety we’ve introduced. We’re proud to say Spartan Motors is the first chassis supplier to bring this game-changing technology to the market.”

  • Radar-based collision mitigation (forward warning and active braking).
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Adaptive cruise control.
  • Spartan Safe Haul — a proprietary, integrated air braking system for towing.

“This technology not only makes RVing safer, but it also opens doors to new consumers who may not have considered a Class A coach up to this point,” said Steve Guillaume, president of Spartan Specialty Vehicles. “It ultimately makes the road ahead that much safer for everyone traveling on it.”