Safety

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  • Berlin, Jul 2, 2015 - 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 realize 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.
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  • Stuttgart/Wörth am Rhein, Mar 30, 2015 - With effect from March 2015 the Mercedes-Benz Econic will be equipped as standard with the assistance systems Active Brake Assist and Lane Keeping Assist, while adaptive cruise control will be available as an option. Active Brake Assist will initiate braking if necessary, thus potentially preventing rear-end collisions. All this is available a full eight months before the legal deadline of November 2015.
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  • Stuttgart, Sep 5, 2012 - On 1 November 2012 a new regulation will come into force for commercial vehicles of 3.5 tonnes or more. According to Regulation No. 661/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council, all vehicle models and vehicles being entered into service for the first time that are type approved after this date must be fitted as standard with daytime running lights. From 1 November 2014 this regulation will also apply generally to all newly registered models within the European Union.
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  • Stuttgart, Jul 15, 2010 - The world's safest truck is now even safer: Mercedes-Benz is introducing second-generation Active Brake Assist for the heavy-duty Actros truck. This unique and multi-award-winning safety system now has even greater capability: whereas the first-generation system applied the brakes automatically if it detected a risk of a head-to-tail collision with a slow-moving obstacle in front of the vehicle, Active Brake Assist 2 is also activated if a stationary obstacle is detected.
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  • Stuttgart, Apr 30, 2010 - The European Union was still called the European Economic Community (EEC), Europe's best-known politicians were Konrad Adenauer, Charles de Gaulle and Nikita Khrushchev. On the cusp of the 1960s, the economy in western Europe at least had overcome the aftermath of the Second World War and many countries were beginning to flourish once again. Western Europe was growing closer, with previously bitter enemies becoming partners or even friends. A solid border divided western and eastern Europe into two blocs.
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  • Chur, Switzerland, Apr 27, 2010 - “In ten years time, commercial vehicles will consume 20 percent less fuel and reduce CO2 emissions by the same amount,” said Andreas Renschler, the Board of Management Member responsible for Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses, about his vision during a comparative truck drive across the San Bernardino Pass in Switzerland. In his statement, Renschler set the bar pretty high for the engineers of the Stuttgart-based commercial vehicle manufacturer.
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  • Stuttgart/Wörth, Aug 12, 2009 - Rising diesel prices, an environmental tax, a truck toll, and intense competition are forcing shipping companies in Germany to do all they can to keep costs down in order to succeed on the market. This principle has been the primary focus of Mercedes-Benz’ driver training programs at the Wörth truck plant, which have been meeting customers’ needs for 40 years.
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  • Stuttgart, Jun 11, 2008 - According to the findings of development engineers at Mercedes-Benz following a fleet test conducted with a total of 1,000 Mercedes-Benz Actros trailer in 2005/2006, half of the serious truck accidents could be prevented. For the purposes of the trial, half of the trucks were equipped with the Lane Assistant, proximity control and stability control assistance systems.
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  • Stuttgart, Aug 2, 2007 - Adenau/ Nürburgring. The accident analysis team from DaimlerChrysler AG, the truck magazine publisher ETM as well as DEKRA Automotive joined forces to stage live demonstrations during the Truck Grand Prix at the Nürburgring under the mottos of "Preventing accidents" and "Rescuing accident victims".
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