NOT OUT OF SIGHT, NOT OUT OF MIND
ABA 4 warns the driver and triggers braking – all to avoid accidents and protect more vulnerable road users, says Daimler. With pedestrian recognition, ABA 4 warns the driver visually and audibly of any potential collision and also triggers partial braking.
“This gives the driver every opportunity to prevent a collision with a pedestrian: the driver can warn the pedestrian using the horn, initiate maximum full-stop braking or steer to avoid the collision.”
ABA 4 with pedestrian recognition is based on next- gen radar technology, also featuring in the latest Mercedes-Benz cars and trucks. The electronically scanning multi-mode radar comprises long and short range radar systems.
The long-range radar registers multitrack vehicles and stationary obstacles at a maximum distance of up to 250m in a direct line in front of the coach, with single-track vehicles such as bicycles at up to 160m, and pedestrians at up to 80m. The short-range radar, “has a maximum range of 70m and is even able to recognise pedestrians and vehicles to the sides ahead of the coach.” The first brake assist debuted in 2008. Active brake assist 3 was introduced in 2014.
Mercedes-Benz Trucks was the first manufacturer worldwide to get ABA 4 with pedestrian detection and sideguard assist for the Mercedes-Benz Actros, it’s stated, following its unveiling late September 2016 at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hanover, Germany.