E-scooters result in more rolling traffic in our cities – adding yet another potential hazard. Especially when an e-scooter appears on the passenger side of a truck turning right: the narrow, fast-moving silhouette makes it difficult for the driver to see it. This is where Mercedes‑Benz Sideguard Assist comes into its own in solving a dangerous problem. The system can detect moving and stationary objects in its field of view on the right-hand side of the truck, be they pedestrians, cyclists, traffic signs or, yes, e-scooters. The driver receives an initial alert in the form of a yellow warning light on the MirrorCam display. If there is a risk of collision, the indicator light flashes red several times, and after two seconds it stays red. At the same time, an acoustic signal sounds from the passenger side.