In the event of danger.
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In the event of danger.

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 on, among other things, practical familiarity with the behaviour of the vehicle in critical situations.

ADAPTIVE ESP® makes it easier to deal with critical driving situations. Targeted management of the brakes and engine enables ADAPTIVE ESP® to increase the vehicle's handling stability, in particular when cornering at speed or taking abrupt evasive action. Within the bounds of the laws of physics, this prevents the vehicle from skidding, toppling over or the back end sliding out, and allows the driver to keep the Sprinter on course more easily. ADAPTIVE ESP® is a load-linked system that takes the current load into account when calculating the electronic control processes.

 

How ABS works: there are sensors fitted on all four wheels which detect the rotational speed of each wheel and pass this information on to a central control unit. If the critical point of blocking the wheels is reached, the wheel is stopped at precisely that threshold by pressure variation. The brake pressure can be increased and decreased numerous times in the space of a second.

When braking, all the forces acting on the wheels and the rolling behaviour are continually monitored. The braking forces acting on the wheels are distributed in such a way that no wheel can lock, and the steerability of the vehicle is preserved as far as possible.

In December 1970, Mercedes-Benz presented the world's first electronically controlled ABS – a revolution in driving and road safety. Using targeted electronic brake actuation the system prevents continuous blocking of the wheels. The risk of losing steering stability is minimised and, in the case of a full application of the brakes, the vehicle can be steered in the desired direction. ABS technology forms the basis for further developed electronic safety systems such as the Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) or the Brake Assist system (BAS).

The Sprinter is not only equipped with disc brakes on all wheels: an electric brake wear indicator on each wheel shows the current condition of the brake pads. Our engineers have also managed to improve the tried and tested dual-circuit hydraulic brake system further still.

The Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)* with added value functions, the anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake force distribution (EBD) are naturally just as much a part of the standard equipment of the Sprinter minibus range as the Brake Assist System (BAS) and acceleration skid control (ASR).

The Lane Keeping Assist function warns the driver by means of visual and acoustic signals if the vehicle unintentionally drifts out of the lane of travel. Intended lane changes are recognised by the system as such, in which case no warning is emitted.

It features a camera on the inside of the windscreen. The camera can register clear lane markings by comparing differences in contrast between road surface and lane markings. An electronic control unit processes the data from the camera and the driver's actions in order to determine whether the lane change is intentional or not. If the system detects that the vehicle is drifting out of its lane of travel unintentionally, it warns the driver by means of acoustic and visual signals. This can reduce the danger of accidents due to micro-sleep or lapses in attention.

The Lane Keeping Assist function is only available as a component of the Driving Assist package or of the Lane Tracking package. 

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

Difficult passengers can also present a hazard, which is why OMNIplus offers special communication training. The course covers an extensive range of aspects of interpersonal communication and individually addresses special cases in occupational practice.

* Optional equipment