The Actros is a model of safety: the tried-and-tested, standard-specification Telligent® brake system or optional Active Brake Assist safety system, for example, ensure short stopping distances every time. Telligent® proximity control automatically regulates speed and distance to the vehicle ahead. Other safety systems, including Telligent® Lane Assistant, Telligent® stability control* and Telligent® roll control are now virtually indispensable in long-distance haulage.
Cab safety includes clear-lens headlamps which are optimally aligned for extremely wide road illumination. Bi-xenon headlamps are also available as an option with a range of 65 m for low-beam headlamps and a range of 180 m for the main beams. The optionally available rain and light sensor automatically activates the wipers in five individually adjustable stages when it rains, and switches on the headlamps when darkness begins to fall. Visibility is further improved at the front and rear by the standard-specification heated front-view mirror, which gives the driver an excellent view of the area directly in front of the cab, and the large, heated exterior rear-view mirrors, the heating function of which can be switched on and off manually.
For the drive's safety there is an optional driver airbag available in connection with a belt tensioner.
* For 4x2 and 6x2 semitrailer tractors only