Vehicles between 0 and 4 stars, under the Direct Vision Standard, the exceptional visibility of the new Mercedes-Benz Actros and Arocs with MirrorCam increases safety in urban driving. Depending on the chosen cab, some of these models can obtain a 10 year HGV Safety Permit with no additional modification, 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. MirrorCam on Actros and Arocs improves the forward vision of the driver, due to the absence of the blindspots caused by 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.