Greater safety

Greater safety

Safety for the driver and surroundings.

Arrive safely – with the support of innovative assistance systems to improve driving safety which actively relieve the strain on the driver and treat the vehicle and the load with sufficient care, thereby contributing to higher efficiency. On every journey.

Mercedes-Benz employs many safety and assistance systems to reduce risks and ease the burden on the driver.

Alongside the Electronic Braking System with ABS, ASR, Brake Assist, hill holder and Active Brake Assist, the Stability Control Assist system, Lane Keeping Assist and Attention Assist also contribute to the high level of safety. Systems such as the bi-xenon headlamps, the rain/light sensor, the co-driver mirror with a manoeuvring function, Active Brake Assist 4 and tyre pressure monitoring help the driver to avoid or mitigate accidents.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Comprehensive scope of standard equipment, incl. Active Brake Assist, Stability Control Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Attention Assist and follow-me-home lighting
  • Proximity Control Assist1 with stop-and-go function, Active Brake Assist 42, Cornering Assist, Sideguard Assist3, electronic parking brake with HOLD function, Trailer Stability Assist4
  • Secondary water retarder with up to 3500 Nm of braking torque
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system for tractor unit and semitrailer/trailer
  • Sensor-controlled fifth-wheel coupling
  • Co-driver's mirror with manoeuvring function
  • Bi-xenon headlamps, cornering light function, front fog lamps and LED daytime running lamps
  • Safety Pack
  • Sight Package

Fitted as a statutory requirement and operating within the system limits, Active Brake Assist can detect obstacles driving ahead of the vehicle, warn the driver of dangers identified and, if necessary, initiate full brake application to mitigate the severity of a possible accident and its consequences.

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This optionally available system can assist the driver during cornering or lane changing by detecting moving and stationary objects in the warning zone on the right or in the tracking pattern in certain situations6,7 and providing visual and audible warnings for the driver.

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Attention Assist. The system can recognise increasing tiredness and recommend the driver takes a break.

This assistance system with stop-and-go function is on hand to help the driver to maintain speeds and distances to vehicles ahead and can reduce the risk of rear-end collisions.

The sensor-controlled fifth-wheel coupling notifies the driver via a display in the instrument cluster whether the fifth-wheel coupling is open or closed. This increases safety and saves on repair costs.

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[1] Optional extra, only in conjunction with Active Brake Assist 4.
[2] Optional equipment, only in conjunction with Proximity Control Assist.
[3] Option, standard in conjunction with Multimedia Cockpit, interactive.
[4] Only in conjunction with trailer with ABS/EBS.
[5] For LHD only.
[6] Within the system's limits.
[7] Under optimal conditions.

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