Ergonomics and driving comfort

Ergonomics and driving comfort

The result of optimum ergonomics and innovative technology.

Comfort is more than just luxury. It is our answer to the need for higher standards in long-distance haulage and heavy-duty distribution haulage, providing for pleasant working and driving conditions.

Modern, ergonomic, practical, motivating and not least of all efficiency-boosting. Whether you are a driver or fleet operator, we're convinced you'll be delighted by the workplace in the new Actros. It offers the driver the best possible working and driving conditions. And through intelligent networking with headquarters and logistics processes it contributes to even better performance.

Advantages at a glance.

  • The newly designed workplace with Multimedia Cockpit267, multifunction steering wheel featuring Touch Control Buttons262, MirrorCam271 and electronic parking brake provides for enhanced driving comfort, ergonomics and ease of operation.
  • Active Drive Assist is optionally available for certain Actros models to actively relieve the driver's workload and enhance driving safety
  • Simple handling and operation of the most diverse vehicle and body functions via the secondary Multi-Touch-Display262
  • Mercedes-Benz Truck Navigation244, 262 with Traffic Sign Assist, dynamic route guidance and Live Traffic Information
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Multimedia Cockpit, interactive274.

The Multimedia Cockpit, interactive is an expansion of the Multimedia Cockpit. The primary display has a size of 30.5 cm (12.3 inches) and permits a choice between two screen designs. It also includes a navigation system, Traffic Sign Assist and Remote Online for the control of various vehicle functions via the smartphone.

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Multifunction steering wheel, Touch Control Buttons262.

The new multifunction steering wheel with Touch Control Buttons enhances ergonomics and ease of operation.

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Engine start/stop button.

To start the engine with the engine start-stop button it is sufficient for the new convenience key to be located inside the cab.

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Parking brake, electronic with hold function.

The new, electronic parking brake with HOLD function combines simpler handling, greater comfort and a high level of safety.

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Sound system253.

First-class sound and optimum surround sound in the cab. The sound system is made up of 7 + 1 speakers and offers a consummate sound experience in Dolby Digital 5.1 format as well as a full-sounding playback in the bass range, starting at a frequency of 20 Hz. In comparison to the standard broadband speakers, the bass/mid-range speakers deliver optimised treble and bass reproduction.

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Navigation system and Traffic Sign Assist244, 262.

In combination with the Mercedes-Benz Truck Navigation for truck-specific, dynamic route guidance and Live Traffic Information, the Traffic Sign Assist function is available as an option. This information is presented on the primary display.

For a high level of driving, working and operating convenience, the new Actros is equipped with the innovative Multimedia Cockpit. A high-resolution 26 cm (10.25-inch) colour display replaces the conventional instrument cluster and provides a clear display of all driving and vehicle information. It is supplemented by the Multi-Touch Display in the same size in the instrument panel on the right.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Integrated radio infotainment system as standard, Digital Audio Broadcasting Radio (DAB/DAB+) and sound system253 optionally available
  • Optional Convenience Telephony, wireless charging262
  • New key, convenience central locking system
  • Remote online & Remote Truck App for operating many vehicle functions by smartphone
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  • Optional Fleetboard apps244, 262 for simplified handling and enhanced ergonomics

Remote Online makes it possible to connect a mobile device, such as the driver's smartphone, to the vehicle's own network.

With the associated Remote Truck app, the driver can check or control a wide variety of vehicle functions from a distance of up to 25 metres. From fuel level, tyre pressure to radio settings and interior lighting.

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The new Actros comes as standard with an integrated radio infotainment system that conjures up a whole new feeling in the cab. A digital radio featuring Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) is also optionally available. Numerous connection options are available for integrating external devices.

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Thanks to the digital receiver, terrestrial digital DAB and DAB+ programmes can also be received in addition to conventional radio programmes. Therefore, depending on the country, a large selection of other stations in CD quality is available. Other advantages include excellent reception characteristics and valuable additional information, for example on the radio programme.

The Multimedia Radio Touch with its 17.7 cm colour display can be operated intuitively via the touchscreen and offers numerous convenience features. These include the Bluetooth interface for hands-free calling and audio streaming, as well as convenient access to smartphone content via Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink.

The air-suspended seat can be adjusted to meet the individual occupant's requirements and provides the best ergonomic basis as well as a great deal of comfort. The integrated seat heating contributes to this comfort. The comfort suspension seat is equipped with pneumatic height adjustment, seat cushion angle and depth adjustment and an integrated headrest with an integrated, height-adjustable 3-point automatic seat belt.

The optionally available air-suspended, ventilated driver's suspension seat provides pleasant seating conditions and a high level of comfort. The integral armrests and the seat heating also contribute to this. The active ventilation system in the backrest and cushion of the climatised suspension seat reduces heat and moisture build-up. The numerous individual adjustment options make for optimal ergonomics.

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Air-conditioned suspension seat.

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Massage function for driver's seat. The optionally available massage function avoids muscular tension problems for the driver, so their comfort is maintained for longer.

The system is characterised by its immediate response and facilitates draught-free ventilation.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Innovative, air-controlled heating and air conditioning system
  • Automatic climate control1 and auxiliary air conditioning1 for even greater comfort
  • Optional innovative residual engine heat utilisation system
  • Optional hot-water auxiliary heater for engine and/or cab218

See for yourself the working and driving comfort of the new Actros. Find a dealership near you and enjoy a no-obligation consultation.

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