Management statements

Stefan Buchner, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks:

"One thing had top priority for us in developing the new Actros: to understand first of all the requirements of our customers, the drivers and also the society on state-of-the-art trucks. With these requirements in mind we went to work and developed solutions with the clear goal of making the new Actros the safest, most efficient and most connected truck in the world."

Andreas von Wallfeld, Head of Marketing, Sales and Services at Mercedes-Benz Trucks:

"When it comes to safety, efficiency and connectivity the new Actros offers concrete solutions that will pay off for freight carriers. Take Predictive Powertrain Control, for example: the intelligent cruise control processes high-resolution digital road-maps and automatically regulates the vehicle speed – both on motorways and on winding out-of-town roads. This not only relieves the driver, it also noticeably reduces fuel consumption."

Michael Dietz, Head of Marketing at Mercedes-Benz Trucks:

"Society demands much of a state-of-the-art truck, but one thing above all: safety in long-distance travel and in town. The new Actros sets benchmarks in this regard: Active Drive Assist keeps the truck both at the right following distance and in its proper lane. And thanks to the improved all-around visibility with MirrorCam, Sideguard Assist and the further improved emergency braking assistance system Active Brake Assist 5, we support the driver in critical traffic situations."

Prof. Dr. Uwe Baake, Head of Product Engineering at Mercedes-Benz Trucks:

"The development of the new Actros focussed particularly on new assistance systems. For example, with Active Drive Assist we brought partially automated driving to the level of a standard feature – the first truck manufacturer worldwide to do so. This system enables the new Actros not only to accelerate and brake automatically in certain circumstances, but to steer along curves and prevent driving off the road. This makes driving long distances not only more comfortable, but also safer."

Dr. Rainer Müller-Finkeldei, Head of Mechatronic Development at Mercedes-Benz Trucks:

"Today's truck drivers have to deal with much more than just driving. They have to maintain contact with the customer and with the dispatcher, plan their routes and react to changes flexibly. The new Actros offers drivers all systems in a clearly arranged interface: the Multimedia Cockpit. So the driver can concentrate on what's essential: the road."