July 03, 2015

Daimler puts new safety technology on the road in all its commercial-vehicle divisions

The commercial vehicle divisions of Daimler AG are forging ahead with the development of safety and assistance systems for deployment in trucks, buses and vans. The ambitious goal is to avoid dangerous situations and thus to realise the vision of accident-free
driving. To this end, all commercial-vehicle business units will launch new safety technologies such as the blind spot monitoring system or the Mirror Cam in the coming years. In particular with long-distance trucks, the combination of various assistance systems will ease the way to autonomous driving in the coming years.

"The vision of accident-free driving is our driving force. We are therefore continuously developing new safety systems and launching them on the market. How fast we can apply them depends significantly on how quickly the required legal framework can be created. This means that we need support from the political sphere. As a pioneer of safety technologies, we will take an active part in this social dialogue," said Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, Member of the Daimler Board of Management for Trucks and Buses, at the event 'Shaping Future Transportation - Campus Safety' staged by the Daimler commercial-vehicle divisions in Berlin.

"We have set new benchmarks time and again in the field of active safety. We are the industry's pioneer and pacemaker. And we have plenty of ideas on how to make goods transport by road even safer."

A diverse range of vehicles - from a van to a semi-trailer tractor and from an articulated bus to a super high-decker touring coach - were in Berlin to demonstrate the capabilities of state-of-the-art assistance systems made by Daimler. They cover a broad spectrum ranging from Crosswind Assist for vans to the new ATC anti-jackknife protection system for articulated buses and the new blind spot monitoring system assist feature for trucks.


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