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Strong Performance: IAA 2018
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Strong Performance: IAA 2018

World premieres: At the IAA exhibition vehicles 2018 in Hannover the latest models and technologies of the Mercedes-Benz Omnibuses will be presented.

Location

  • German trade fair
  • Exihibition grounds
  • Hall 14-15
  • 30521 Hannover

The worldwide bestselling Mercedes-Benz Citaro is the ultimate city bus, now also as the eCitaro with electric drive. On the IAA vehicle, electric interior swing doors lead into the air-conditioned passenger compartment. The tops of the seat pans are dyed black, whilst the seat and backrest are upholstered with the eye-catching “Flash” fabric.  Grab rails in Evo Steel, ceiling handrails in black and stop request buttons in metallic blue create visual highlights. Looking upwards one sees the new elegant ceiling with  high-tech LED lighting. Passengers receive information via a large 29-inch TFT monitor. They can operate their own devices on USB double sockets.

The Sideguard Assist, also called a turning assistant,  informs the driver when there are pedestrians, cyclists or other stationary obstacles in the zone monitored  on the door side when turning. If there is a risk of a  collision, the driver is given an additional warning. On city buses, a yellow flashing warning triangle in the A0 pillar on the door side warns the driver first. In the event of a collision risk, it flashes red and lights up permanently. On coaches this warning triangle is integrated in the wing mirror on the door side and also on the instrument panel. Added to this is a vibration warning in the driver’s seat. The revolutionary Sideguard Assist system is  available for the Citaro (all versions), for the CapaCity and the Tourismo.

Anyone looking for an economic high-decker will hardly get past the Tourismo. Especially as it is also the safety expert: from 2019 onwards it will be equipped as stand- ard with Active Brake Assist 4, whilst Sideguard Assist is already an option. A length of 13.1 metres means  maximum cost-effectiveness on the IAA coach,  supported by Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC)  and Eco Driver Feedback (EDF). Among other things,  the TravelStar Eco passenger seats with softline  upholstery provide a high level of comfort

The Active Brake Assist 4 (ABA 4) will become a standard feature of the Tourismo from 2019. Mercedes-Benz  is thereby increasing the already high safety level of its coaches even further. In addition to the previous familiar functions of emergency brake assist systems, ABA 4 is the world’s first assistant system of its type to warn the driver of a collision with pedestrians visually, on the central display, as well as acoustically. Partial braking is automatically initiated at the same time. This gives the driver the chance to warn pedestrians by pressing the horn, and to prevent a collision by means of emergency braking or a steering manoeuvre.

The Sideguard Assist, also called a turning assistant,  informs the driver when there are pedestrians, cyclists or other stationary obstacles in the zone monitored  on the door side when turning. If there is a risk of a  collision, the driver is given an additional warning. On city buses, a yellow flashing warning triangle in the A0 pillar on the door side warns the driver first. In the event of a collision risk, it flashes red and lights up permanently. On coaches this warning triangle is integrated in the wing mirror on the door side and also on the instrument panel. Added to this is a vibration warning in the driver’s seat. The revolutionary Sideguard Assist system is  available for the Citaro (all versions), for the CapaCity and the Tourismo

The hybrid version of the world’s best selling city bus impresses with its economy, environmental-friendliness, safety and comfort. Economy is ensured on the two-door bus with diesel engine and automatic transmission by the hybrid module, the electrohydraul- ic intelligent eco steering and a recuperation module, as well as the easy-running drive axle. The new Sideguard Assist and Preventive Brake Assist provide ultimate safety. The interior surprises with the new ceiling featuring high-tech LED lighting. Bus operators can provide information, entertainment and advertising via a TFT monitor. USB sockets charge devices that passengers bring with them. 

The Sideguard Assist, also called a turning assistant,  informs the driver when there are pedestrians, cyclists or other stationary obstacles in the zone monitored  on the door side when turning. If there is a risk of a  collision, the driver is given an additional warning. On city buses, a yellow flashing warning triangle in the A0 pillar on the door side warns the driver first. In the event of a collision risk, it flashes red and lights up permanently. On coaches this warning triangle is integrated in the wing mirror on the door side and also on the instrument panel. Added to this is a vibration warning in the driver’s seat. The revolutionary Sideguard Assist system is  available for the Citaro (all versions), for the CapaCity and the Tourismo.

The Preventive Brake Assist by Mercedes-Benz, the first of its kind for urban service buses, is a world premiere.  The Preventive Brake Assist gives an optical and acoustic warning of a collision with moving pedestrians as well  as with standing or travelling objects, and at the same time automatically initiates a braking manoeuvre. With a maximum of 50 per cent brake power, the Preventive Brake Assist is especially adapted to the requirements  of urban traffic: the deliberate decision not to initiate emergency braking reduces the risk of injury to passengers in the bus. The driver can also initiate emergency braking or take evasive action if need be. The Preventive Brake Assist is available for Citaro, CapaCity and  Conecto.

This is how big small can be: with a length of 8.5 metres, the new Sprinter City 75 minibus offers space for up to 38 passengers. Its framework structure and high load capacity of the rear axle ensure it can take a reasonable amount of extra weight. In the low-floor area of the IAA model there is a wheelchair space, complemented by two double seats and four folding seats. In the back there are another 12 seats. The equipment includes  the MBUX multimedia system, the DISTRONIC active proximity assist and an active brake assist.

The Intouro is the economic miracle among cross-country buses. The exhibition vehicle is equipped with destination display and handrails for cross-country services, a  special use area with folding seats, a wheelchair space and a lift. The combination of the compact diesel (output 220 kW/299 bhp) with automatic transmission is in keeping with this model. Double glazing, refrigerator, air conditioning with nozzle ventilation, curtains and the TravelStar Eco seating also predestine the bus for excursions.