‘SCS on the Road’ goes behind the scenes at DAF

Ross McGregor
Another episode of ‘SCS on the Road’ goes behind the scenes with DAF, discussing the challenges of meeting Euro 1 regulations during the Covid-19 pandemic.
'SCS on the Road' goes behind the scenes at DAF

A new episode of SCS Software’s ‘SCS on the Road’ vlog series is out now, once again exploring the developer’s close relationship with Dutch truck manufacturing giant DAF. 

DAF is part of the PACCAR (short for Pacific Car and Foundry Company) family of brands that also includes American truck firms Kenworth and Peterbilt – all of which appear in the Czech studio’s Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator games. 

Euro Truck Simulator 2, DAF, SCS on the Road

In this episode, DAF’s Tim Gerth talks about the challenges of complying with the new Euro 1 emission regulations, leading to a redesign of its flagship XF truck.  

The work also coincided with the Covid-19 pandemic, adding a fresh hurdle to an already onerous task, with Gerth highlighting how a company as big as DAF can remain agile in the truck marketplace (while also contributing its 2021 XG and XG+ trucks to Euro Truck Simulator 2). 

The relationship between PACCAR-DAF and SCS is set to continue shortly too, as the parent company’s ‘PACCAR Technical Center’ test facility will make its way to American Truck Simulator soon, perhaps in the game’s next v1.49 update. 

Its varied topography and surface types – ideal for testing out the day-to-day worthiness of a PACCAR truck – are sure to be a hit with fans, with its huge oval track set to be a Traxion team truck racing favourite. 

Are you enjoying the behind-the-scenes looks at SCS Software’s partners in ‘SCS on the Road’? Let us know in the comments below. 

Source: SCS Software

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