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Daimler diversity on prominent display at commercial vehicle show
Trucks, buses, light vans and special vehicles all share the Daimler stand with the Future Truck 2025 at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show.
Diversity is plainly evident in the Daimler range of vehicles on show on the large stand the company is occupying at this year’s IAA Commercial Vehicle show taking place in Hanover, Germany. Featuring five different commercial brands covering 63 models of trucks, buses and vans, Daimler is out to demonstrate its dominant technological presence in the industry.
Future Truck 2025
At the heart of the show is the Future Truck 2025 from Mercedes-Benz, the first fully autonomous HGV which represents a bold vision of freight transportation in the future and demonstrates the Mercedes-Benz technical prowess in connectivity, autonomy and safety systems.
The Future Truck 2025 features safety systems that don’t need to wait for the future to be implemented – the benefits of future technology can be felt now with features such as the innovative Blind Spot Assist system to make the operation of large vehicles much safer on fast and congested roads. The concept vehicle is also a development platform for important advances in autonomous and connected vehicles. Without such experimental technology, the required improvements in mobility and safety for tomorrow’s roads could not be achieved.
Safe and efficient light vans
The popular Mercedes Vito light van made its first appearance at the commercial vehicle show. The Vito light van offers enormous flexibility in configuration but always has high quality, low fuel consumption and high levels of safety as standard features. The BlueEFFICIENCY package can result in fuel consumptions as low as 5.7 litres/100 km (41 mpg).
In addition, the new Vito is one of the few light commercial vehicles on the market that doesn’t differentiate van occupants from car occupants in terms of safety features. Examples of standard Vito safety features include Attention Assist to detect drowsiness and alert the driver and Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS). Optional equipment includes advanced safety features such as active parking assist and intelligent light systems.
At this year’s show, Daimler is demonstrating the latest version of the Mercedes-Benz Travego premium high-deck touring coach which benefits from the third-generation of Mercedes’ Active Brake Assist (ABA), an Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system that will initiate braking autonomously when faced with a stationary obstacle.
The bus is also equipment with warning systems to prevent road run-off and the innovative Predictive Powertrain Control which improves fuel consumption by predicting driving conditions and ensuring the vehicle is running at the right speed in the right gear.