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What is a good truck to drive? Mercedes-Benz Trucks defines it as "good, practical and daring."

2024-05-14 16:49:24



   Along with the continued localization of Mercedes-Benz trucks, there are more and more Mercedes-Benz trucks on the road, and feedback from numerous haulers that "Mercedes-Benz trucks are better to drive." Why is this? In the view of Transportation People, a truck that is really good to drive must start from the user's actual use scenario to ensure safe and efficient daily attendance. Therefore, a truck that is really "good to drive" must be useful, practical and daring to use.

   Next, let's learn how Mercedes-Benz trucks do these three things one by one.

What is a good truck to drive? Mercedes-Benz Trucks defines it as

Good for use: Born with platform advantages, it is the peak right after its debut.

   Good use is the foundation of the Mercedes-Benz truck's stable output of excellent performance. Mercedes-Benz trucks' good use comes from adhering to 100% vehicle forward research and development, and building up a high-quality truck foundation platform. the Actros fifth-generation on-highway tractor platform integrates the powertrain, chassis, electrical architecture and driver's cockpit into an organic whole, which is the pinnacle of the truck right after its debut.

   In fact, many performance advantages of Mercedes-Benz trucks felt by the majority of transporters come from this excellent platform, such as the third-generation OM 471 engine, the second-generation MirrorCam electronic mirrors, the second-generation Active Driver Assist system of ADA 2, and the fifth-generation Active Brake Assist system of ABA 5, etc. None of them is able to bring out the top performance through the organic cooperation of each system. Meanwhile, thanks to Mercedes-Benz Trucks' unique technological integration capability, on the fifth-generation Actros platform, Mercedes-Benz Trucks redefines the combination of Cummins engine + ZF transmission, calibrating the Actros C tractor with Mercedes-Benz algorithms, whose engine, clutch, and transmission work together with different programs, resulting in a qualitative leap in both economy and comfort. Users who have driven it say the gearshift is smoother and silkier than in the past, the reverse leaning platform is easier to control, and the fuel consumption is lower than in the past.

   The platform advantage of Mercedes-Benz trucks not only comes from the vehicle forward research and development, but also benefits from the adherence to Mercedes-Benz technical standards, including the R&D technology release standard, supplier development process and management system, quality management process and 5 million kilometers of Chinese road verification, while the exclusive factory of Mercedes-Benz trucks makes the platform advantage fall into the ground and the products take shape through the highly flexible and automated production line.

Practicality: Sticking to the concept of practicality, standardization means high efficiency.

   Practicality is the embodiment of Mercedes-Benz trucks' refusal to pile up functions, return to the essence of practicality, and pursue high-end value. Especially in the current environment of intensifying market competition, all technologies and configurations of Mercedes-Benz trucks are centered on reliable quality, leading fuel efficiency, intelligent safety and driving comfort that make transportation more efficient. Allowing users to spend their money on the "knife edge" that can enhance profitability and safety, realizing "standard configuration is the industry's high configuration".

   For example, in terms of safety, the cabs and seats of Mercedes-Benz trucks in the field of passive safety are of European standards, which are much higher than the domestic standards. In the field of active safety, Mercedes-Benz trucks are firstly equipped with full disc brakes as standard, as well as high-performance version of engine brakes and wear-free joint brakes. In terms of driving assistance functions, CC cruise control, LIM speed limiting function, FCWS forward collision warning system, LDWS lane departure warning system, AA driver attention assistance system, ESP electronic body stabilization system, etc., are all equipped as standard. If it is 89km/h or above, it also comes standard with EBS electronic braking system, HOLD brake hold function, ABA 5 5th generation active brake assist system, etc. These safety technologies are not only active, but also realize the intelligent safety, help users reduce the risk of accidents and safeguard the attendance rate - the standard configuration is efficient! At the same time, Mercedes-Benz trucks can also be equipped with optional ACC adaptive cruise control, second-generation MirrorCam electronic mirrors, BSA high-precision blind-zone monitoring, liquid retardation and so on.

Dare to use: leading the technology iteration, traveling steadily that is to ride far.

   A Mercedes-Benz truck is already a deservedly efficient piece of equipment when it comes to good use and practicality. At the same time, Mercedes-Benz trucks also have many unique black technologies that transporters dare to use, such as the ABA 5 fifth-generation active brake assist system, ACC adaptive cruise control, ADA 2 second-generation active driver assistance system, the second-generation MirrorCam electronic mirrors, and other industry-leading production-grade technologies.

   For example, ACC Adaptive Cruise Control, from the Mercedes-Benz Actros in 1998, the beginning of the L1-level automatic driving era, in the subsequent 26 years, a total of three major technology iterations have been completed, and now has taken the lead in the realization of the full-speed Adaptive Cruise Control, that is, in the highway traffic jams can be realized in ultra-low-speed starting and stopping to follow the car, and each time you start and decelerate and stop the action of smooth and stable, which is not achieved by other products on the market. This is something that cannot be realized by other products on the market. The highest-order ADA 2 second-generation active driver assistance system was mass-produced and launched in 2018, and is based on a number of previous L1-level driver assistance technologies, such as ACC, FCWS, and ABA, and then incorporates new lane departure protection and lane keeping technologies to make it a reality. And in 2020, another iteration was upgraded, which will alarm the driver when his hands are off the steering wheel, and judge the driver to be more able to stop safely and wait for rescue when he is incapacitated, which will make the user feel more at ease with it.

   Do these three things well, so the car is a better car to drive! Reliable partner, good driving and better earning, this is the commitment of Mercedes-Benz trucks to transporters!