New Actros unveiled by Mercedes-Benz in Berlin

George Barrow
September 6, 2018


Mercedes-Benz gave a debut to its refreshed Actros at an event in Berlin last night (6 September).

Although featuring similar exterior styling to its predecessor, the latest Merc stands out for what it does not feature: exterior mirrors.

Instead, the flagship truck features a mirror-cam instead, something the manufacturer claims will improve fuel efficiency.

The Actros also has Active Drive Assist that it is claimed can brake, accelerate and steer in all speed ranges.

Another key feature, Active Brake Assist 5,  provides support in the case of an impending rear-end collision or other crash – if necessary also with automatic full braking 

Stefan Buchner, head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, said: “Just four years after the presentation of the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 driving in automated mode, we are launching the new Actros with the world’s first partially automated assistance system in a series-produced truck, thus further extending our leading role for automated driving. 

“When fitted with Active Drive Assist, our new Actros makes the logistics business significantly safer for all road users and more efficient for our customers.” 


About the Author

George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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