MERCEDES-BENZ has revealed the second generation of its Active Brake Assist system for the heavy-duty Actros truck.
The first-generation system enables the truck to sense a slowing vehicle in front and slow the truck without any brake input from the driver.
This new generation of the system can now pull up the truck if it detects a stationary object. Mercedes says the system will now work when traffic has come to a halt in front of the truck.
The system uses radar which scans 200m in front of the truck.
If there is a vehicle in that zone, the Active Brake Assist system controls the truck to maintain a safe distance.
Mercedes says the latest-generation Active Brake Assist program works from 1km/h to 100km/h and is more robust in all weather and light conditions.