Mercedes-Benz Trucks: Greater Safety - Active Brake Assist 5 - Now Fitted As Standard

The fifth generation of the innovative safety system comes as standard for certain vehicle models. It can perform emergency braking when approaching stationary and moving objects, and perform partial or full braking for moving pedestrians in certain conditions up to a vehicle speed of 50 km/h – improving safety for you and other road users.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Comprehensive scope of standard equipment, including Active Brake Assist, Stability Control Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Attention Assist and follow-me-home lighting
  • Active Drive Assist2 for enhanced driving comfort and high efficiency
  • Proximity Control Assist3 with stop-and-go function, Active Brake Assist 51, Cornering Assist4,5, Sideguard Assist6, electronic parking brake with HOLD function, Trailer Stability Assist
  • MirrorCam8 for improved visibility and even greater safety
  • Additional safety with automatic main beam/dipped beam/cornering light9,10, LED daytime running lamps10, LED tail lamps
  • Bi-xenon headlamps, cornering light9, front fog lamp

Sideguard Assist.
This optionally available system can assist the driver during cornering or lane changing by detecting moving and stationary objects in the warning zone on the right or in the tracking pattern in certain situations11,12 and providing visual and audible warnings for the driver.

Active Drive Assist
This new driving assistance system which is optionally available for certain Actros trucks helps the driver to maintain a safe distance from the traffic ahead and to keep the vehicle in the centre of the lane. On long, monotonous stretches in particular, it offers a high level of safety and stress-reducing comfort for enhanced driver-fitness safety.

New Active Drive Assist represents an extension to the scope of functions of Proximity Control Assist3 which, in addition to automatic distance control with the stop-and-go function, can also actively help the driver to stay in lane. It employs the enhanced radar and camera technology of the new Active Brake Assist 51 system for this purpose in combination with electrically assisted steering and Lane Keeping Assist.

Trailer Stability Assist
This system enhances driving safety by performing preventive braking of the vehicle and trailer in exceptional driving situations, thereby stabilising the truck and trailer combination.

High/low beam and cornering light
This optional new headlamp system contributes to enhanced safety through improved illumination of the carriageway. In addition to the LED daytime running lamps, it also comprises automatic high/low beam, an automatic cornering light and a front fog lamp.

Bi-xenon headlamps.
Both the dipped and the main beam headlamps benefit from the high light output of the bi-xenon lamps, which also use less energy than the standard headlights.

Parking brake, electronic.
It is automatically activated when the engine is turned off – but can also be turned on and off by operating the lever in the cockpit. To ensure an even greater level of safety, the electronic parking brake is also automatically activated in the event of the door being opened when the engine is running and the speed is 0 km/h.

Camera integration.
This optional ex factory pre-installation enables the swift and simple installation of up to four analogue cameras. This provides added safety when manoeuvring.

LED tail lamps
The new LED tail lamps make a decisive statement, notably thanks to the cascade turn signal function which flows from the inside of the vehicle towards the outside to clearly signal the intended direction.

LED daytime running lamps
In conjunction with the standard Actros headlamps and an L-cab, the new LED daytime running lamp with integrated turn signal lamp helps to improve recognition of the vehicle during the daytime for enhanced safety. In addition, the lamps are dimmed automatically when low beam is switched on.

In place of the conventional rear-view mirror, the new Actros is fitted with the innovative, aerodynamically sophisticated MirrorCam. This saves fuel and offers improved visibility to the rear and in the area of the A-pillar.

MirrorCam also provides added safety during manoeuvring, turning off and lane changing, for example by panning14 the camera image according to the vehicle's movements. As an alternative to the new MirrorCam system, regular mirrors are also available.

Traffic Sign Assist
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.


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24 Nov 2020
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