High level of safety

High level of 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 safer are a major step forward 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 Assist149, Attention Assist65, 91 and follow-me-home lighting
  • Proximity Control Assist91, 98 with stop-and-go function, Active Brake Assist 591, 200, Sideguard Assist91, 272, 209, 210, 263, 264, 265, 266, Traffic Sign Assist91, 256, electronic parking brake91, Trailer Stability Assist 91, 245, 246
  • MirrorCam91 for enhanced visibility and added safety during manoeuvring, turning off and lane changing
  • Automatic high/low beam and cornering light91, 243: enhanced safety with automatic high/low beam and cornering light, LED tail lamps
  • Bi-xenon headlamps, cornering light91, 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 Actros can be equipped with 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.

Discover more about 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.

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