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Drivers have never known such extensive support. Mercedes-Benz trucks set the standards on all types of road haulage route. The RoadEfficiency concept now brings a new set of tools to truckers in order to make their everyday life safer and less stressful. The concept is based on three pillars: low overall costs, great levels of safety and high vehicle usage.
Costs are becoming increasingly important. A new animation at roadefficiency.mercedes-benz.com demonstrates and explains how extremely efficient Mercedes-Benz Trucks are at keeping costs under control.
The developers at Mercedes-Benz Trucks have implemented a whole host of detailed modifications and further reduced the consumption of the Actros. Drivers now enjoy a better optimised drivetrain. On the road, drivers benefit from more torque, even in the low engine speed range. The shifting strategy of Predictive Powertrain Control was again also subject to improvements and, together with the optimised Mercedes PowerShift 3 transmission, both systems ensure even more driving pleasure. All in all, the measures implemented on the vehicle and drivetrain bring, among other things, up to a six-percent reduction in fuel consumption, depending on the engine and equipment version.
Safety takes first place at Mercedes-Benz Trucks. The new animation at roadefficiency.mercedes-benz.com demonstrates the most important safety features.
The safety of the driver has been further maximised by two innovative assistance systems. Especially when covering the last couple of miles, where drivers share the road with pedestrians and cyclists and where it is thus even more difficult to maintain a good overview of the situation. RoadEfficiency makes driving even safer. As the world's first system of its kind, Active Brake Assist 4 warns of a potential collision with moving pedestrians and also simultaneously initiates a partial application of the brakes if this is required. Drivers therefore have the possibility to avoid a collision by means of a full application of the brakes or by steering to avoid the obstacle. Equally new is Sideguard Assist. It can help prevent pedestrians and cyclists from being overlooked on the right-hand side of the entire tractor/trailer combination and thus supports the driver in the case of poor visibility or in the hours of darkness. Furthermore, the system can warn when the vehicle is changing lanes if there is an imminent risk of collision.
Cleaning the diesel particulate filter before it causes problems, no
longer filling up AdBlue too late, and always driving with the right
tyre pressure – small tasks carried out in a timely manner often help
avoid long workshops visits. That's also part of the RoadEfficiency
principle. Mercedes-Benz Uptime saves truck drivers and fleet managers
stress and bother. The new service continually calls up the operating
state using the truck's internal sensors, then creates a real-time
diagnosis and warns well in advance of critical situations arising.
Mercedes-Benz Uptime subsequently provides specific recommendations
for action which can help avoid breakdowns. What's more, upcoming
maintenance can be intelligently coupled in order to carry out several
measures simultaneously as part of a single visit to the workshop.
Should something need repairing immediately, the Customer Assistance
Center will be happy to assist you in planning a workshop stop along
the planned route of your truck. Ideally, these processes will be
adjusted to suit the loading and unloading times, or the driver's
break times, in order to avoid disruptions to transport orders.
RoadEfficiency bundles together an entire package of innovations in
one great concept. All advantages for the driver and the haulage
company, as well as all other information can be found in the overview
on the Mercedes-Benz RoadEfficiency platform.