Protecting the driver, vehicle and other road users – the Actros L comes with a wide range of safety components as standard equipment. Safety assistants don't relieve the driver of responsibility, but can effectively support him/her in critical situations. Example Active Brake Assist 5: Within the system limits, it can automatically initiate maximum full-stop braking for stationary and moving objects in certain situations and is currently the only emergency braking assistant in the truck segment that responds to moving pedestrians at a vehicle speed of up to 50 km/h. There's also the legally prescribed Lane Keeping Assist and Stability Control Assist as well as other digital aids such as Attention Assist.
Turning left in an urban location can pose very particular dangers: within the system limits, the optional Active Sideguard Assist can warn the driver in certain situations and initiate automated braking to bring the vehicle to a standstill up to a turning speed of 20 km/h.
What's more, the enhanced, aerodynamically sophisticated MirrorCam can make fuel savings of up to 1.3% compared with conventional mirrors and improve visibility in the area of the A-pillars as well as to the rear – especially in difficult lighting conditions. On top of that, the MirrorCam always keeps the relevant field of vision in the driver’s view by digitally shifting the camera image when manoeuvring, turning off and changing lanes.