Greater safety
The new Actros

Greater safety

Arrive safely – with the support of innovative assistance systems.

Arrive safely – with the support of innovative assistance systems to improve driving safety which actively relieves 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 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 safety equipment, including Active Brake Assist, Stability Control Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Attention Assist and follow-me-home lighting
  • Proximity Control Assist2 with stop-and-go function, Active Brake Assist 53, Cornering Assist1, electronic parking brake with HOLD function, Trailer Stability Assist5
  • MirrorCam6 for enhanced visibility and added safety during manoeuvring, turning off and lane changing
  • High/low beam and cornering light1, 243: enhanced safety with automatic high, low beam and cornering light, LED daytime running lamps243, LED tail lamps1
  • Bi-xenon headlamps1, cornering light1, 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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Instead of using conventional mirrors, the new Actros can come equipped with the innovative, aerodynamically designed MirrorCam. Besides cutting fuel consumption by up to 1.3%, it provides an ideal view rearwards and around the area of the A pillar. In addition, the MirrorCam improves safety, for example by digitally shifting the camera image when manoeuvring, turning corners or changing lanes.

The camera system comprises of two high-resolution 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 the  driver 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 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.

Find out more about the 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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This assistance system with stop-and-go function is on hand to support the driver in certain situations and can reduce the risk of rear-end collisions.

If the vehicle approaches a detected vehicle driving in front, the cruise control automatically restricts the speed and maintains the pre-set distance within the system limits. If vehicles appear in front suddenly, the system can intervene with predefined decelerations. Stop-and-go-function automatically controls driving off and braking in traffic jams. Up to a speed of 50 kilometres an hour the Proximity Control Assist can detect stationary vehicles and react to stationary vehicles in front of a traffic light, for example. If necessary, the driver's own vehicle can be brought to a stop.