Greater safety

Greater safety

Innovative assistance systems - to improve driving safety.

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.

Trucks that are very safe are not just an important development for all road users. They are also more efficient, because they are less often put out of action by accidents and they relieve the driver's workload. This is why we have been focusing for over 45 years now on developing innovative assistance systems.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Comprehensive scope of standard equipment, incl. Active Brake Assist, Stability Control Assist, Lane Keeping Assist1, Attention Assist2,3 and follow-me-home lighting
  • Proximity Control Assist3,4 with stop-and-go function, Active Brake Assist 53,6,7,8,9,10, Traffic Sign Assis3,11, electronic handbrake3 with HOLD function, Trailer Stability Assist3,12,13
  • MirrorCam3 for enhanced visibility and added safety during manoeuvring, turning off and lane changing
  • Intelligent Light3,14: enhanced safety with automatic high/low beam and cornering light, LED tail lamps
  • Bi-xenon headlamps3, cornering light3, front fog lamp
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The equipment underlines the high-quality, attractive design of the cab: The upper cover of the MirrorCam's camera arm has a chrome look, the mirror base cover is painted in the colour of the cab.

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Instead of using conventional mirrors, the new Arocs can come equipped the innovative, aerodynamically designed MirrorCam. Besides cutting fuel consumption by up to 1.3%, it provides an ideal view rearward and around the area of the A pillar. In addition, the MirrorCam improves safety, for example by automatically panning the camera image when manoeuvring, turning corners or changing lanes.

The camera system comprises two high-resolution fold-up cameras that are mounted on the upper roof frame. The camera images are sent to two 15.2" (38.6 cm) colour screens near the A pillar. To aid the driver in assessing the traffic behind him/her, the respective screen shows tracking and distance indicator lines as soon as he/she switches on the indicator at a speed greater than 30 kilometres per hour. Warnings alerting the driver to excessively tight turning angles add yet more assistance during manoeuvring.

The new assistance system aids the driver in recognising certain traffic signs in real-time, displays up to two of them in the instrument cluster simultaneously and thus makes for greater safety and driving comfort. What's more, it warns the driver both visually and audibly – for example in the case of exceeding speed limits.

Besides speed limits, overtaking restrictions and their lifting, Traffic Sign Assist also detects warning signs and restricted access signs applicable to trucks.

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The new assistance system recognises certain traffic signs in real time and displays the two most important signs in the instrument cluster for enhanced safety and driving comfort. It also provides the driver with visual and audible warnings – when entering a one-way street in the wrong direction, for example.

The fifth generation of the system assists the driver in that, under ideal conditions and within the system's capabilities, it can perform emergency braking when approaching stationary and moving objects, and perform partial or full braking for moving pedestrians, thus mitigating or even preventing accidents entirely.

Find out more about the Active Brake Assist:

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Active Brake Assist 5. The latest-generation Active Brake Assist is even more effective in helping to prevent accidents.

[1] Excluding vehicles belonging to category N2G/N3G (off-road) and vehicles with more than 3 axles.
[2] Only available in conjunction with Lane Keeping Assist.
[3] Not available for Atego.
[4] Optional extra, only in conjunction with Active Brake Assist 5.
[5] Optional equipment, only in conjunction with Proximity Control Assist.
[6] Available for 4x2 LS and 6x2 L and for Arocs (left-hand drive) 4x2, 6x2, 6x4 rigids and 4x2, 6x2, 6x4 tractor units.
[7] Only for tractor units and rigids with air-sprung rear axle.
[8] Not for right-hand drive vehicles.
[9] Not for 4-axle vehicles.
[10] Not for tractor units with leading axle.
[11] Not available in conjunction with Classic cockpit, option in conjunction with Multimedia Cockpit, standard in conjunction with Multimedia Cockpit, interactive.
[12] Only in conjunction with electronic parking brake.
[13] Only in conjunction with trailer with ABS/EBS.
[14] Not in conjunction with 320 mm engine tunnel and not in conjunction with straight front axle.
[15] Not for ADR vehicles.
[16] Within the system's limits.
[17] Under optimal conditions.

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