O 500 RS


The bus is one of the world's safest and most comfortable modes of transport. Innovations from Mercedes-Benz have made a decisive contribution to this – and make the O 500 RS a pioneer on the road.

Traditionally, safety has always taken pride of place at Mercedes-Benz. All bus chassis are equipped as a matter of course with a highly-responsive, electronically-controlled braking system with disc brakes all-round, as well as with the anti-lock brake system (ABS) and the standard-fit Brake Assist function (BAS). It boosts braking force to a maximum in fractions of a second in an emergency braking situation, thus reducing braking distances. The Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) with acceleration skid control (ASR) helps the driver to master critical handling situations.

Most accidents start long before the actual collision: with a lapse in concentration, poor visibility or hazards which cannot be anticipated. That's why the Mercedes-Benz safety concept employs a range of measures to support safe driving in everyday operations and helps you master critical situations.

New features in the O 500 RS touring coach chassis include the Lane Assistant (LDWS) and the Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS). While the LDWS warns the driver – by means of seat vibration – of an unintended crossing of the lane markings, the AEBS reduces the danger of driving into slow-moving vehicles or stationary obstacles ahead. If danger threatens, it initiates partial and full braking as part of an ascending scale of warnings, so as to avoid a rear-end collision or to reduce damage in the event of an accident.