Active Drive Assist 2 is available for certain Actros models and assists the driver not only in maintaining as safe a distance as possible to the vehicle travelling in front, but also in staying within the lane the vehicles are travelling. Active Drive Assist 2 is particularly useful on long, monotonous stretches of road, where it reduces driver workload and therefore offers greater safety as well as a comfortable and relaxed driving experience.
The new features of Active Drive Assist 2 make a major contribution to road safety. If the driver does not hold the steering wheel for a prolonged period of time, either by choosing to ignore legislation or as a result of becoming unwell, a warning cascade starts and within the system's limits, it can even decelerate the vehicle staying within its current lane down to a standstill if the driver fails to react.
Active Drive Assist 2 extends the functionality of Proximity Control Assist. In addition to automatic distance control with stop-and-go function, it can also actively help the driver to stay in lane. To do this, it combines the enhanced radar and camera technologies of the new Active Brake Assist 5 with the electrically assisted steering and Lane Keeping Assist.