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september 18, 2023 - Daimler

Putting vehicles through their paces: Daimler Truck is intensively testing its new and evolved safety assistance systems

  • The #Daimler #truck Development and Testing Centre (EVZ) in #worthamrhein uses high-tech #test equipment to explore in great detail the dynamic limits of the various #safety features.
  • The most recent, extensive tests at the EVZ primarily centred on assistance systems that will be used in the various #Daimler #truck trucks and buses from April 2024
  • Alongside the Mercedes-Benz #truck Actros, Arocs, eActros and Atego, #test vehicles also included #Daimlerbuses and Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks models.
  • The focus is particularly on Active Brake Assist 6, the new Frontguard Assist, Active Sideguard Assist 2, Active Drive Assist 3 and Traffic Sign Assist.
  • With these systems, which go beyond the legal requirements of the General #safety Regulation 2019/2144 in many aspects, #Daimler #truck is once again setting benchmarks in terms of #safety.
  • The new 270-degree fusion technology of the sensors enables almost complete all-round visibility around the vehicle and can thus provide even better protection, particularly for more vulnerable road users.
  • Around the world, up to 60 #Daimler #truck vehicles undergo #endurance testing throughout the year. The mileage covered in the process to safeguard the functionality of the new systems will amount to around five million kilometres between 2020 and the end of 2023
  • Mustafa Üstertuna, Head of Software and Electronics at #Daimler #truck: “Tests like those in Wörth are of pivotal importance to us in order to incorporate the results and findings gained from them into optimising existing driver assistance systems and the development of new #safety features – from the small Atego to special-purpose trucks."

Whether it's emergency braking at the tail end of a traffic jam, added #safety when turning right and changing lanes, reducing the risk of skidding (for example when cornering) or taking evasive manoeuvres and many other applications: with #safety assistance systems, professional drivers can more easily master numerous – at times dangerous – situations in road traffic, and thus avoid accidents or at least mitigate their consequences. In this respect, #Daimler #truck has always been a pioneer in the industry. The company’s development and testing engineers have been working for decades to provide drivers with the best possible support in their work with the appropriate features and thus further increase the #safety of all road users.

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