Mercedes-Benz has held a UK launch event for its upgraded Actros – with cameras instead of side mirrors – at its Wentworth Park Customer Experience Centre.
The manufacturer’s MirrorCam system comprises two cameras directed rearwards, with images appearing on two displays mounted on the A-pillars inside the cab and trailer-panning technology ensures that the trailer always remains in the centre of the screen, even during tighter turns.
Distance lines enable the driver to better estimate following traffic when changing lanes or overtaking. MirrorCam, enhanced Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC), and Multimedia Cockpit, where the conventional instrument cluster is replaced with a customisable primary display, are now all fitted as standard on the Actros in the UK.
Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK Mike Belk described the new truck as a ‘real game-changer’. He added: “With this latest generation, we are pleased to give UK operators more safety, efficiency and connectivity. The new Actros can make the logistics business significantly safer for all road users.”