High level of safety

High level of safety

Innovative assistance systems - to improve driving safety.

Arrive safely – with the support of innovative assistance systems to improve driving safety, which actively help to support the driver and treat the vehicle and the load with care, thereby contributing to efficiency. On every journey.

Trucks that are very safe are not just an important development for all road users. They are also more efficient, because they are less often put out of action by accidents and they help to relieve the driver’s workload. This is why we have been focusing for over 45 years now on developing innovative safety assistance systems.

With the new optional MirrorCam system, enhanced Active Brake Assist 51, and the electronic parking brake with HOLD function, we are continuing this pioneering work – and putting assistance systems on the road that offer the driver additional support – all in the interests of getting to the truck’s destination safely and efficiently every time.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Innovative assistance systems for even greater safety, efficiency and high ride comfort
  • MirrorCam1 for improved visibility and even greater safety
  • Additional safety with automatic main/dipped beam and cornering light1, LED tail lamps1
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In place of the conventional rear-view mirror, the new Arocs can be fitted with the innovative, aerodynamically sophisticated MirrorCam in conjunction with the Multimedia Cockpit or the Multimedia Cockpit, interactive. 

This helps to save fuel and offers improved visibility to the rear and in the area of the A-pillar. The MirrorCam also provides for added safety during manoeuvring, turning and lane changing, for example by panning5 the camera image according to the vehicle’s movements. 

The camera system comprises two high-resolution fold-up cameras that are mounted on the upper roof frame. The camera images are sent to two 15.2" (38.6 cm) colour screens near the A pillar. To aid the driver in assessing the traffic behind him/her, the respective screen shows tracking and distance indicator lines as soon as he/she switches on the indicator at a speed greater than 30 kilometres per hour. Warnings alerting the driver to excessively tight turning angles add yet more assistance during manoeuvring.

As an alternative to the new MirrorCam, a classic mirror system is also available.

The fifth generation of the system assists the driver2,3 by carrying out full brake application in response to stationary and moving objects in certain conditions, in addition to which it is also able to perform partial or maximum full-stop braking in response to moving or halted pedestrians, thereby reducing the severity of accidents or helping to avoid accidents altogether.

Discover more about Active Brake Assist by watching the video below.

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Active Brake Assist 5. The latest-generation Active Brake Assist is even more effective in helping to prevent accidents. Overseas model shown.

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This assistance system with stop-and-go function is on hand to support the driver in certain situations and can reduce the risk of rear-end collisions.


Proximity Control Assist6 maintains the set desired speed similarly to the manner in which conventional cruise control works on free stretches of road. It is effective from a speed of 0 km/h. When the Arocs approaches a vehicle ahead, the speed is adapted automatically according to the distance set by the driver. The distance is set on the multi-function steering wheel. Proximity Control Assist’s stop-and-go function  slows down the Arocs automatically, to a standstill, in stop-and-go traffic.

[1] Optional equipment.
[2] Within the system’s limits.
[3] Under optimal conditions.
[4] Not available in conjunction with Classic Cockpit, option in conjunction with Multimedia Cockpit, standard in conjunction with Multimedia Cockpit, interactive.
[5] Only in conjunction with CAN bus-capable trailer/semitrailer.
[6] Optional extra, only in conjunction with Active Brake Assist 5.

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