Greater safety

Greater safety

Innovative assistance systems - to improve driving safety.

Arriving safely – with the help of innovative assistance systems to improve driving safety, such as the standard Active Brake Assist 5285, drivers are actively relieved, the vehicle and the load are treated with sufficient care and efficiency is increased. 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 Assist149, Attention Assist65, 91 and follow-me-home lighting
  • MirrorCam91 for improved visibility and even greater safety
  • Additional safety with automatic main/dipped beam and cornering light1, 91, LED tail lamps1
  • Bi-xenon headlamps1, 91, cornering light1, 91, front fog lamp1
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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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The new Actros is 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 ensures even greater safety by digitally shifting the camera image when manoeuvring, turning off and changing lanes.

The camera system comprises two high-resolution folding digital 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.

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. Furthermore it informs the driver when, for example, the speed limit is exceeded.

Besides speed limits, overtaking restrictions and their lifting, Traffic Sign Assist also detects warning signs.

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In suitable conditions, 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.

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.

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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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