Safe driving
Citaro

Safe driving

For years, Mercedes-Benz has pursued its vision of accident-free driving. The integral safety concept covers all phases of automotive safety — safety when driving and in dangerous situations, protection in the event of an accident and minimising the impact of an accident. Safety is also integrated into the Citaro city buses as standard. The body itself protects the passengers in the event of side impact. In the event of a rear-end collision, the reinforced front end minimises the impact of an accident while protecting the driver.

Particularly in city traffic, dangers are sometimes unpredictable. This makes it even more essential to take proper measures to prevent an accident. Mercedes-Benz has equipped the Citaro urban bus with many safety features which help in mastering critical driving situations.

Road safety requires drivers to focus fully on traffic conditions. This is why special attention was given to the ergonomic driver's work area. In the Citaro, the driver has comfortable access to all controls and a perfect view of all the instruments. Further convenience is provided by the automatic transmission and the reversing camera. The Opticool windscreen and the separately controlled air conditioning system ensure that the driver is still able to concentrate even when it is hot outside.

A typical situation: a ball rolls onto the street and the children playing with it run out onto the road. A full brake application is necessary. Using targeted electronic brake actuation, the ABS system prevents permanent blocking of the wheels. Additional support is provided via the electro-pneumatic brake control EBS, thanks to which the stopping distance is substantially reduced as the brakes are actuated more quickly and precisely.

In case of imminent danger, the correct reaction of the driver is just as important as the technical equipment of the vehicle. OMNIplus safety training courses provide the ideal basis. They focus among other things on practical familiarity with the behaviour of the vehicle in critical situations.

* Optional equipment