Unique and only from Mercedes-Benz: in critical situations, Active Brake Assist 2 can help to minimise the risk of an accident or mitigate its consequences. Because, unlike the previous Active Brake Assist, the system can also react to detected stationary obstacles such as the end of a queue of traffic.
If a critical situation arises, the system can warn the driver with visual and audible signals and, if necessary, initiate partial braking to give the driver the best possible chance of bringing the vehicle to a standstill.
All previous functionalities of Active Brake Assist are retained unchanged. For example, the system also warns the driver if it detects an acute risk of a collision with a slower moving vehicle ahead. Active Brake Assist 2 is available for the Actros as an option with Telligent® proximity control.