Mercedes-Benz Telligent® technology

Rapid braking – the Telligent® brake system

Telligent® brake system

The optional Telligent® brake system comprises a controlled dual-circuit brake system with 10 bar operating pressure, all-round air disc brakes, ABS, ASR, and the engine brake. This can be supplemented by a weight-optimised, powerful retarder (for Axor models from 210 kW (286 hp)). The Telligent® brake system relays each brake signal with lightning speed – far quicker than any mechanical system. It also allows brake power to be metered as sensitively as in a passenger car.

The integral Brake Assist system immediately recognises a critical situation from the speed with which the brake pedal is applied and responds instantly by deploying the maximum braking effect.

The integral retarder function is a particularly economical feature. Each time the service brake is applied, the engine brake (constantly-open throttle and brake valve) and, where fitted, the retarder* are incorporated in the braking process. This serves to minimise brake-pad wear. The turbobrake** with its braking power of up to 450 kW provides more safety during applications with critical payloads, and saves up to 80 kg of weight compared with a retarder.

The Telligent® brake system is also capable of automatically distributing the brake force between tractor and semitrailer more effectively and in accordance with the correct vehicle load. Brake-pad-wear equalisation ensures that the pads on each axle wear down at the same rate and can be replaced at the same time.

* from 210 kW (286 hp) upwards

** optional for Axor models developing from 265 kW (360 hp) upwards