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Oct 17, 2014
Stuttgart / Hanover
- The Travego can already do more than future legislation requires
- Active Brake Assist 3: emergency braking for stationary obstacles
The Mercedes-Benz Travego Safety Coach displayed at the IAA show, the world's most important commercial vehicle exhibition, has been sold to Günter Bohr, General Manager of Bohr Omnibus GmbH. The display vehicle is already equipped with Active Brake Assist 3, which is to feature on regular production models from 2015.
The Travego can already do more than future legislation requires
Bus drivers are familiar with the situation: a sudden obstacle when rounding a bend, a sudden traffic tailback, a cyclist with no lights in the dark – hazards that require constant alertness and the ability to respond quickly. Active Brake Assist 3 is able to save lives in such situations – including the lives of other road users.
This is why legislation will require all newly registered touring coaches to be equipped with an emergency braking assistant from 1 November 2015. The system must be able to prevent an accident by autonomous braking from a speed of 80 km/h when approaching a slower-moving vehicle ahead with a maximum speed difference of 50 km/h. During emergency braking for a stationary obstacle from the same speed, the system must reduce the speed by at least 10 km/h. These requirements will become even more stringent from the autumn of 2018. The Travego with Active Brake Assist 3 is already capable of more than what the legislation will require in the second stage.
Active Brake Assist 3: emergency braking for stationary obstacles
It is something of a tradition for every generation of the Mercedes-Benz Travego high-deck touring coach to set new standards in safety technology. Once again the premium touring coach has the edge on its competitors: it is the first bus in the world to be available with the new Active Brake Assist 3. The preceding generation, Active Brake Assist 2, was already able to initiate a braking manoeuvre when the danger of a collision with slower vehicles ahead or stationary obstacles arose. The new ABA 3 system can do even more: it is able to initiate full brake application when stationary obstacles are encountered.
Bohr Omnibus GmbH
The travel company Bohr Reisen (proprietor Günter Bohr) was founded in 1986. On 1 January 2000 the company was reincorporated as Bohr Omnibus GmbH based in Frankfurt-Hahn, and today it is active throughout the bus and coach sector. Some 95 percent of its fleet consists of Mercedes-Benz buses.