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Mercedes-Benz trucks showcases its safety standards with its A-Z guide to safety

Mercedes-Benz became the first manufacturer to introduce the anti-lock braking system (ABS) for trucks. (Image source: Mercedes-Benz)

To avoid accidents, Mercedes-Benz Trucks ? has always researched and developed new and effective, safety, assistance systems, while regularly optimising the existing systems to ensure safety of its customers and other road users

Since 1972, Commercial Vehicle Accident Research at Daimler Trucks has been investigating accidents involving Mercedes-Benz trucks, in order to derive optimisation measures for active and passive safety.

In the development of safety and driver assistance systems Mercedes-Benz trucks has been playing a pioneering role for some time. Numerous systems have been installed in the individual model series long before such systems became legally required. For example, as early as 1981 Mercedes-Benz became the first manufacturer to introduce the anti-lock braking system (ABS) for trucks. In 2006 Active Brake Assist (ABA) heralded a new era for safety systems: for the first time a truck could automatically brake for slowly moving obstacles in front.

In addition to the latest innovation in assistance systems such as Active Brake Assist 5, Active Drive Assist 2, etc, there are many more functions and initiatives which contribute to vehicle and road safety.

Olaf Petersen, the general manager at Daimler Commercial Vehicles MENA, said, ?The transport industry keeps the world moving and it is our responsibility to support it by making our vehicles even safer still; so that customers of Mercedes-Benz Trucks will still be moving the world in another 125 years. Zero accidents are the declared goal of the concept of "integral safety" pursued by Mercedes-Benz Trucks?

"This year we are delighted to announce the renewal of our partnership with RoadSafetyUAE, a CSR and engagement platform aiming to raise awareness for traffic safety. With a similar vision as Daimler Truck?s, RoadSafetyUAE?s aim is to contribute to reducing road traffic fatalities, injuries, and accidents in the UAE. Together, we continue to work on improving road safety and awareness through various campaigns and efforts,? concluded Petersen.