The Actros L earns its premium rating with its safety equipment. The L model is equipped with several features to ensure it arrives at its destination without accident. For example Lane Keeping Assist, Proximity Control Assist, MirrorCam or the optional Active Sideguard Assist. Within the system limits, it can not only warn drivers of cyclists and pedestrians on the co-driver’s side but ideally even initiate an automated braking manoeuvre, bringing the vehicle to a standstill, if the driver doesn’t react in time.
The optional Active Drive Assist 2 is also a new feature. The system is now even capable of initiating an emergency stop if it recognises that the driver has not been actively involved in the driving process for a longer period of time, e.g. due to health problems. First the system requests the driver via visual and acoustic signals to place his or her hands on the wheel. But if he or she does not respond after 60 seconds, even after multiple warnings, by braking, steering, accelerating or operating the vehicle systems via the buttons on the steering wheel, within its limits the system can brake until the truck safely comes to a standstill within its lane while warning the following vehicles using the hazard warning light system.