Greater safety
The new Actros

Greater safety

Arrive safely – with the support of innovative assistance systems.

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.

 

 

Advantages at a glance.

  • Comprehensive scope of assistance systems, including Active Brake Assist, Stability Control Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Attention Assist
  • Proximity Control Assist2 with stop-and-go function, Active Brake Assist 54, electronic parking brake with HOLD function
  • MirrorCam3 for enhanced visibility and added safety during manoeuvring, turning off and lane changing
  • High/low beam and cornering light1,3: enhanced safety with automatic high, low beam and cornering light, LED daytime running lamps1, LED tail lamps
  • Bi-xenon headlamps5, cornering light3, front fog lamp3

[1] Not in conjunction with 320 mm engine tunnel and not in conjunction with straight front axle.
[2] Optional extra, only in conjunction with Active Brake Assist 5.
[3] Optional equipment.
[4] Optional equipment, only in conjunction with Proximity Control Assist.
[5] Only available with air rear suspension.

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The equipment underlines the high-quality, attractive design of the cab: The upper cover of the MirrorCam's camera arm has a chrome look, the mirror base cover is painted in the colour of the cab.

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In place of the conventional rear-view mirror, the new Actros can be fitted with the innovative, aerodynamically sophisticated MirrorCam. This saves 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 panning247 the camera image according to the vehicle’s movements. As an alternative to the new MirrorCam, a classic mirror system is also available.

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.

The fifth generation of the system assists the driver9,10 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.

[9] Within the system’s limits.
[10] Under optimal conditions.

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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 Assist98 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 Actros 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 Actros automatically, to a standstill, in stop-and-go traffic.