Mercedes-Benz Trucks, one of the market leaders of the heavy duty truck and tractor unit segment, has removed the covers of the new generation of its flagship model Actros.
The safest, most efficient and most connected truck up to date, was exhibited at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Fair in Hannover, Germany on September 20-27.
If you're not a professional truck driver, you probably won't notice what changes the Actros have with the current model. However, even the most distant eyes can see that the gigantic side mirrors are a thing of the past and are replaced by small stylish cameras. The system serves as a side mirror by projecting the data from two cameras mounted on the outer body of the truck to two 15-inch displays.
The MirrorCam system can be used not only while driving, but also during rest. The driver can control the environment at the touch of a button near the bed. This feature continues to work even when the vehicle is completely off. There are also predefined ports in the door structure for conventional mirrors.
Another important development that the truck put on its predecessor is the completely revised human-machine interface. The vehicle now includes two interactive displays that can store all the basic information about the drive and visualize the security and assistant system processes. The new Actros also comes with some life-facilitating features, such as adaptive cruise control, stop & go function and lane assist.
Mercedes-Benz Trucks says the new Actros is up to five percent more efficient. This is made possible by a new rear axle ratio which provides reduced air resistance and fuel savings.
Source: Mercedes Benz Truck