State-of-the-art safety standards are a matter of course in Mercedes-Benz buses and coaches – it was not just a coincidence that the anti-lock braking system (ABS) was first installed in a starred vehicle. Ongoing new and improved safety systems continually guarantee optimum protection for drivers, passengers and other road users. To ensure that you always feel safe and protected, our buses and coaches always have the latest revolutionary technologies on board.

"Tipps & tricks" video about safety and further features and functions:

Intouro – Maximum efficiency. The new Mercedes-Benz omnibus manifests itself through a great variety and versatility, highest efficiency and comprehensive features. We highlighted the most beneficial tips and tricks about the integral safety concept, including the world new Active Brake Assist 5 and all other features and functions of the new Intouro.

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Active Brake Assist 5 (ABA 5).

ABA 5 supports the driver by automatically initiating emergency braking if there is a risk of a rear-end collision with vehicles in front or with stationary obstacles. It also detects moving or stationary persons in front of the vehicle. The system reacts to this with an acoustic and visual warning to the driver and simultaneous partial or full braking.
The driver can switch off Active Brake Assist 5 at any time, but the fifth generation, like the fourth, is technically so sophisticated and essentially designed in such a manner that this procedure only makes sense in rare exceptional cases. With the extended system limits of Active Brake Assist 5, accidents can be prevented even more reliably than before. Automated emergency braking on detecting moving persons offers a further plus in safety – especially for journeys in inner-city areas.


Electronic Stability Program (ESP®).

The Electronic Stability Program significantly reduces the risk of skidding by, for example, counteracting the vehicle’s swerving through targeted braking of individual wheels.


Lane Assist (SPA).

Lane Assist (SPA) detects when the vehicle unintentionally leaves a marked lane. If it crosses the markings, the driver is warned by a clear vibration through the driver’s seat.


Electronic Braking Assist (BAS).

By constantly comparing the data, the electronic braking assist system immediately detects if the speed at which the brake pedal is pressed suddenly exceeds the usual level, and in such situations automatically boosts the maximum braking power to within fractions of a second. This significantly shortens the stopping distance of the vehicle.


Sideguard Assist.

Sideguard Assist is a safety assistance system that supports the driver in critical cornering situations where visibility may be limited. When turning or changing lanes, the system is designed to help avoid critical situations, within its limitations, or reduce the consequences of accidents.

The function of the system and the warning concept were established based on the analysis of accidents while cornering that involved pedestrians and cyclists. In the majority of accident scenarios, the cause is due to the movement of both parties involved (vehicle and pedestrian/cyclist). In these cases, the system provides early information (yellow display) about moving persons or vehicles in a zone alongside and over the entire length of the vehicle and warns the driver as soon as the situation becomes critical (red).


Bi-xenon headlamps.

Compared with halogen headlamps, bi-xenon headlamps mean better illumination of the road surface with less energy consumption and a longer life.


Rain-light sensor.

The rain sensor and automatic driving light are assist systems that activate automated functions by means of a sensor system and relieve the driver of routine tasks.


AquaBlade® windscreen wipers.

The AquaBlade® windscreen wipers ensure optimum visibility at all times and, thanks to their ergonomic design, minimise both driving noise and fuel consumption.

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