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General Safety Regulation

With safety at your side.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks safety assistance systems.

Safety comes first, especially on the road. As of 7 July 2024, new standards for safety assistance systems will apply throughout the EU with the updated General Safety Regulation (GSR, Regulation 2019/2144 (EU)) to increase general road safety.
The declared goal of Mercedes-Benz Trucks is to provide drivers with the best possible support and relief on their journeys.

The new and evolved safety assistance systems not only meet the standards applicable from 2024, but also exceed them in some respects.

This marks another milestone on the road to accident-free driving.

Every hero on the road can use a little help from time to time. Mercedes-Benz Trucks safety assistance systems are ready for this. Each one features unique capabilities to support in critical situations.

Experience the features in action and immerse yourself in the comic world of the Super Safety Sidekicks.

The four showcased safety systems correspond to a selection of future system generations, which will be available for all models once the updated GSR specifications become binding.

You can find an overview of all the safety assistance systems currently available for each model here:

The evolved Active Sideguard Assist in the second generation901, 1, 905 can support drivers across the entire speed range when changing lanes or turning with restricted visibility. In addition, the two-stage warning system can alert drivers to potential hazards so that they can mitigate a critical traffic situation in good time.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Monitoring on driver and front passenger side
  • Two-stage warning system when a hazard is detected (first visual information, then visual and audible warning)
  • Hazard detection and warning message across the entire speed range
  • Active brake intervention when turning to the right (right-hand traffic) or left (left-hand traffic) in the speed range up to 20 km/h if there is no reaction to visual and acoustic warning

The sixth generation of Active Brake Assist901, 902, 903 offers enhanced environmental detection with its 270° fusion technology with six new sensors. Multi-lane monitoring ensures higher hazard detection. Active Brake Assist 6901, 902, 903 is able to react even faster to critical situations, for example when approaching stationary or flowing traffic – even on curves typical of motorways.

What's more, the system detects stationary and moving people as well as both crossing and oncoming cyclists in the lane. If a potential collision is detected, Active Brake Assist 6901, 902, 903 can react with automated emergency braking in the speed range up to 60 km/h.

Advantages at a glance.

  • 270° environmental detection by camera technology as well as additional short-range sensors on the headlamps and to the side
  • Extended reaction to pedestrians and cyclists up to 60 km/h
  • Extended reaction and accident avoidance possible when encountering moving and stationary vehicles in motorway-typical cornering situations
  • Significant reduction in accident severity at higher speeds is possible
  • Three-stage warning system once a hazard is identified: first a visual and audible warning, then partial braking, and finally automated emergency braking
  • Good availability in poor visibility thanks to radar technology

Front Guard Assist901 monitors the traffic area in front of the vehicle and supports drivers when the vehicle is stationary and moving off as well as at junctions. If the system detects stationary or moving objects in front of the vehicle, such as people, it supports the driver in driving situations up to 15 km/h with hazard messages via the two-stage warning system.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Active in driving situations up to 15 km/h
  • The monitoring range covers the blind spot in front of the vehicle (up to 4 m) across the full width of the vehicle
  • Two-stage warning system when a hazard is detected (visual warning, then visual and audible warning)
  • Possible avoidance of an accident or reduction of accident severity within the system limits

The perfect interplay between the various driving assistance functions of Active Drive Assist 3901, 905, 906 not only increases driving comfort, but also contributes to improved road safety.

The latest generation, Active Drive Assist 3901, 905, 906, provides drivers with even better longitudinal and lateral guidance for the truck. The Emergency Steering function is particularly new here: If Active Sideguard Assist 2901, 1, 905 reports a risk of collision when changing lanes, Active Drive Assist 3901, 905, 906 can actively countersteer and in so doing steer the vehicle back into the centre of the lane or its own lane.

The system also actively reacts to driver failures that may arise, for example due to health problems: it detects inactivity and brings the vehicle to a standstill as gently as possible.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Specially developed for driving on motorways
  • Works across the entire speed range
  • Automatic distance control with stop-and-go (moving off and stopping in traffic jams)
  • Automatic, continuous centering of the vehicle in the middle of the lane
  • Can prevent the vehicle from leaving its lane by means of active steering intervention
  • Can brake the vehicle moderately to a standstill in the event of driver inactivity
  • Can steer the vehicle back into its own lane if there is a risk of collision during a lane change
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