Mercedes-Benz offers many safety and assistance systems to reduce risks and increase comfort for the driver. More safety is provided due to more than 400 sensors which are fitted on the truck to ensure safe and efficient driving.
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Parking brake, electronic
The Actros features the electronic parking brake as standard. The parking brake will automatically engage when the engine is switched off, and also can be activated by using the lever in the cockpit. The integrated HOLD function is activated when the vehicle is at a standstill simply by pressing the brake pedal more firmly.
The parking brake is released as soon as the accelerator is pressed again. This avoids the danger of the vehicle rolling back when moving off on an uphill gradient.
In place of the conventional rear-view mirror, the 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.
The MirrorCam also provides for added safety during maneuvering, turning off and lane changing, for example by panning the camera image according to the vehicle’s movements. As an alternative to the new MirrorCam, a classic mirror system is also available.
MirrorCam is Optional equipment.
In addition to the proven electronic braking systems with disengageable ABS, ASR, Brake Assist and hill holder, powerful, wear-free engine brakes provide added safety.
The Actros can additionally be fitted with the wear-free continuous High Performance Engine Brake. This threestage brake system offering up to 480 kW of brake power reduces wear on the service brake while enhancing safety and control of the vehicle. For even greater safety, the Actros can be equipped with the new, high-performance secondary water retarder.
This retarder offers increased brake power, higher average speeds on downhill stretches and less weight than conventional oil retarders. Beyond this, the Turbo Retarder Clutch is also available.
This combines the functions of a hydrodynamic start-up clutch and a primary retarder in a single component and enables particularly powerful, responsive and wear-free moving off, maneuvering for any duration at low revs and full torque of up to 3000 Nm.
A great variety of clutches - tailor made for all applications.
Due to our various range of clutches we can offer the best equipment for your task to help increasing the clutch lifetime. The single plate clutch with 430 mm diameter is standard for trucks below 2,600 Nm engine power.
The dual plate clutch with 2 x 400 mm diameter is standard for trucks above 2,600 Nm engine power and your solution for heavy duty applications.
Unique in the truck world is the turbo retarder clutch for excellent start-off ability at high loads and difficult terrain without clutch overheating. The wear-free hydraulic turbo retarder clutch offers maximum stability when moving off and maneuvering with very high gross combination weights and torque levels, increasing the efficiency for high GCW and rough transport tasks. It also serves as a retarder, thus providing for additionally enhanced safety as well as reducing running costs.