In the event of danger
CapaCity & CapaCity L

In the event of danger

The driver must react fast to the threat of an accident, in order to avert the danger. Increased driving safety is also offered by the directional stability of the CapaCity chassis and the calm steering. Responsible for these qualities is the independent wheel suspension at the front and trailing axles.

The driver protection door increases safety for the driver. The shape of the cab also ensures that the temperature selected by the driver is maintained well.

Citaro G, jackknifing protection system winter testing in 2014 in Rovaniemi


Both agile and robust. The Articulation Turntable Controller (ATC) developed by Mercedes-Benz is a sophisticated anti-jackknife system for articulated buses. This swivel joint and its control system form one of the core components of the vehicle.

Articulated bus joints usually have high levels of basic damping. This invokes a strong inclination for the driver to understeer when cornering and increases tyre wear on the front axle. This is where the driving dynamics control system Articulation Turntable Controller (ATC) comes in.

The dynamic ATC regulates the hydraulic dampening of the articulation joint quickly and above all when and where it is needed, depending on the steering angle, the angle of the articulation joint, the speed and the load, among other factors. To this end the ATC falls back on the data from the CAN bus.

A crash element is installed in the front end as additional collision protection. Together with a reinforced, defined frame structure, it diverts the forces of impact directly into the substructure. The result is improved protection for the driver and his or her footwell. The specifications based on the pendulum impact test as per UNECE-R 29 are fulfilled.

External rear camera for monitoring the pivoting area at the bus stop and in road traffic.

A precondition and challenge for safely driving a large capacity bus is a perfect overview of the surroundings, especially in the vicinity of the rear section. The CapaCity already simplifies the view by virtue of its single-pivot construction. In addition, several external cameras provide an overview of what's happening around the rear section. Manoeuvring and backing up are as easy as with any other single-pivot bus.