With up to four stars under the Direct Vision Standard*, the exceptional visibility of the new Mercedes-Benz Actros and Arocs with MirrorCam increases safety in urban driving, and needs no additional equipment to obtain a 10 year HGV Safety Permit to help futureproof your business.
The reason for this exceptional visibility is partly due to the design of our cabs. The drivers sit higher relative to the bottom of the window that contributes to better visibility. In addition, there is MirrorCam, the compact, camera-based replacement for conventional mirrors. In Direct Vision terms, the benefits of MirrorCam have nothing to do with how much more the driver can see behind, and everything to do with what they cannot see in front due to conventional mirrors
Several factors have a bearing on how much a driver can see, and therefore the star rating awarded to the vehicle. The most obvious are lower cab heights and narrower cab widths but tyres and spring settings also come into play.
The Econic has earned a five star Direct Vision rating thanks to its deep panoramic windscreen and full-height glazed side door.