Mercedes Benz Actros 2019: A new era in the trucking industry
Mercedes Benz is one of the top truck manufacturers in the world. The company is very keen on adding new products in its stable. The new Mercedes Benz Actros 2019 is class leading truck with the only aim of improving efficiency, durability, and safety.
The class-leading features include signature headlamps and futuristic mirror cams. These trucks get one of the best inventions including driving efficiency and driver safety. The fuel consumption in Actros has fallen drastically. Hence, more distance in less fuel.
Mercedes Benz Actros 2019 Exteriors and interiors
The exteriors of the Actros are stunning and adds safety at the same time. The curveed light signature at the top of headlamps improves visibility. Thus, it enhances the safety during the night. The LED daytime running lights are standard. The truck also includes automatic high beam and low beam switching. In addition, the Actros also features automatic cornering lights and front fog lamps.
The noticeable feature in the interior is the multimedia cockpit. The multimedia cockpit features two colour displays with a diagonal screen size of ten inches. The conventional display cluster is replaced with the colour display showing speedometer, rev counter, and fuel gauge. The center display is configurable as per individual needs.
The new active drive assist in Mercedes Benz Actros 2019
The Actros features new active drive assist system. Traditionally the active drive assists are available for certain speed range. The new Active Drive Assist system in Actros gives the driver an ability of semi-automatic driving at all speeds. The system also takes data from the camera and radar. So, you are in control all the time.
In addition, Active Drive Assist builds on the proximity control assist system with stop and go function and lane keeping assist. Active drive assist applies brakes if the truck goes too close to vehicle driving in the front. It also accelerates again to gain the set speed. The system also keeps the truck within the lanes. If the truck unintentionally leaves the lane, the system automatically steers the truck and moves it back in the lane.
Mercedes Benz Actros 2019: The leader in efficiency
The Mercedes Benz Actros is a new name for fuel efficiency. The truck has a predictive powertrain management system. This technology brings 3% saving on highways or expressways while in rural areas savings are up to 5%. So, the truck brings significant fuel savings, especially in rural areas.
In addition, the power to weight ratio optimized rear axle brings in more efficiency. The gear ratio is now more optimized with weight optimized G211 transmission. Hence, the investments pay off in long run.
Safety comes as standard in Mercedes Benz Actros 2019
The truck also features active brake assist 5. This is an enhancement over active brake assist 4. This feature from the beginning plays a significant role in the safety of heavy-duty trucks. The emergency braking system saved a lots of lives since its inception.
The Actros has mirror cam as standard equipment. The Actros is a first production truck in the world to have mirror cam as a standard. This technology now replaces the wide-angle traditional mirrors with cameras and displays.
The mirror cam improves all-around view and performance in terms of safety. The removal of traditional mirrors improves aerodynamics as the mirror cam is more aerodynamic. Hence, more fuel efficiency than ever before.
In conclusion, the Mercedes Benz Actros brings significant fuel savings with additional safety and technology.
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