Before an impending accident occurs, the driver must respond quickly to avert the danger. The Citaro hybrid provides enhanced safety with its directionally stable suspension and smooth steering. This is achieved by the independent suspension on the front axle.
The UNECE-R 29 pendulum impact test for the most important person on board. There is particular emphasis on driver safety in the Citaro hybrid. The UNECE-R 29 Directive applicable to trucks, which has defined the survival space for the driver in a head-on collision in trucks since 1975, has been voluntarily adopted as the standard for the Citaro hybrid. Compliance with UNECE-R 29 is checked by means of a pendulum impact test.
Protection in the event of a head-on collision which is based on the UNECE-R 29 standard and unparalleled amongst urban regular-service buses, comes together with the even stiffer structure of the frame to increase passive safety.