Arrive safely – with the support of innovative assistance systems to improve driving safety

Greater safety. 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. Reaching the destination safely – with the support of assistance and safety systems which actively ease the burden on the driver, help protect the vehicle and its cargo and so contribute to greater cost-effectiveness. On every trip.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Comprehensive scope of safety equipment, incl. Electronic Braking System with ABS and ASR, Lane Keeping Assist, Attention Assist
  • Secondary water retarder with up to 3500 Nm of braking torque
  • Seatbelt monitor
  • Cab design according to ECE R29 and Swedish test VVFS 2003:29 regulations
  • Driver airbags
  • LED daytime running lights and LED taillights

Mercedes-Benz employs many safety and assistance systems to reduce risks and ease the burden on the driver. Alongside the Electronic Braking System with ABS, ASR, hill holder, the Stability Control Assist system, Lane Keeping Assist, Attention Assist and the new electronic parking brake  help the driver to avoid or mitigate accidents. Also contributing to the high level of safety are the standard LED day-time running lights, LED tail-lights and flashing hazard warning lights under emergency braking.

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Attention Assist. Monitors the attention paid by the driver. It is based on the Lane Keeping Assist system. The attention paid by the driver is measured on the basis of the driver staying in-lane, in combination with various driver activities (direction indicator/accelerator/engine brake/retarder operation, etc.) as well as steering behaviour. The lane monitoring function continuously detects the position of the vehicle between the lane markings.

The new Arocs offers the most comprehensive active safety systems ever. However, not all accidents can be fully prevented. For this reason Mercedes-Benz Trucks provide a passive safety concept developed through rigorous crash tests. The cab has been tested according to ECE R29 and Swedish Test VVFS: 2003:29. The target of these tests is a distribution of the deformation, which results in the greatest possible clearance for the occupants. Furthermore, the driver airbag and driver seatbelt monitor are standard features on all models, enchancing driver safety.

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LED day-time running lights. Safety is further enhanced by the standard LED day-time running lights. This also makes the vehicle more visible to other road users.

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