Successful results in crash tests and the Sweden test testify to the safety of the Actros – and there are plenty of other features that serve the sole purpose of keeping you safe. It starts inside the cab. We have been careful to use only materials that are shatterproof and flame-resistant. In addition, all surfaces have rounded corners and edges. And so nothing can happen to your Actros when you're not around, an electronic anti-theft alarm system is optionally available.
The clear-lens headlamps, fitted as standard, not only look good but provide excellent visibility in the dark. For a good view to the rear there is a large-surface mirror system with manually switchable heated rear-view mirrors. The mirror lens has a special curve to reduce the blind spot. A smoothly adjustable roller sunblind on the driver's side window offers protection against penetrating sunlight on that side. If it should suddenly start to rain, the rain and light sensor will automatically switch on the windscreen wipers, which can be adjusted in five individual settings. And when dusk begins to fall, the driving lights come on automatically.
The Telligent® brake system, standard equipment for the Actros, demonstrates specific advantages on all surfaces. On the construction site the demands on the brakes and the optimum distribution of the brake force vary greatly according to the load condition. The Telligent® brake system uses it to calculate the appropriate brake pressure for each wheel and can also prevent overbraking and therefore stop the wheels from locking up. The brake force is distributed in a way that ensures even brake pad wear on each axle so that they can be changed at the same time. To ensure this level of safety we spare no effort.