Actros Long Haulage
Safety Features

Mercedes-Benz offers many safety and assistance systems to reduce risks and increase the driver’s comfort. For even more safety, over 400 sensors are fitted on the truck to ensure safe and efficient driving.

At Mercedes-Benz, we are the pioneers of road safety

Parking brake, electronic

Actros trucks come with the electronic parking brake as standard. The parking brake will automatically engage when the engine is switched off, and can also 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 starting an uphill slope. 


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 added safety when maneuvering, turning off, and changing lanes, 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.

The MirrorCam is optional equipment.

Active Brake Assist 5

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 three-stage brake system, which offers 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. In addition, 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 starts, 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.

Thanks to our wide range of clutches, we can offer the best equipment for your needs to help increasing the clutch lifetime. The single, 430 mm diameter plate clutch is standard for trucks below 2,600 Nm engine power. The dual plate, 2x 40 mm diameter clutch is standard for trucks above 2,600 Nm engine power and ideal for heavy-duty applications. 

The turbo retarder clutch is unique in the world of trucks, and delivers excellent start-off ability at high loads and difficult terrain, without overheating. 

The wear-free hydraulic turbo retarder clutch offers maximum stability when starting 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.

Safety Systems

  • Electronic Braking System with the anti-lock braking system ABS (standard)

  • Acceleration skid control ASR (standard)

  • Brake Assist and hill holder(standard)

  • Stability Control Assist (optional)

  • Hazard warning lights are now switched on automatically in case of emergency braking (optional)

  • Exhaust brake

  • Active Brake Assist (optional)

  • Proximity Control Assist (optional)

  • Rain/Light sensor (optional)

  • Lane Keeping Assist (optional)

  • Attention Assist (optional)

  • Tire pressure monitoring system (optional)

  • Fifth-wheel coupling sensor (optional)

  • Cruise control (standard)

  • Limiter (standard)

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