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The jury praised the new Mercedes-Benz Actros for providing appropriate answers to topics like safety, efficiency and comfort.
Commercial vehicle editors and journalists from 24 European countries, representing 24 trucking magazines voted for the Mercedes-Benz Actros to be crowned Truck of the Year of the fifth time.
The jury praised the new Mercedes-Benz Actros for providing appropriate answers to topics like safety, efficiency and comfort. It does this with a multitude of new features, including: the Multimedia Cockpit, MirrorCam instead of exterior mirrors, partially automated driving with Active Drive Assist or further advanced safety systems such as the fifth-generation Active Brake Assist, and the further-improved Sideguard Assist.
Its forward-looking Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) cruise control system which can now be used on winding arterial routes also received plenty of praise. Equally commended was the completely digital Multimedia Cockpit which has replaced the conventional instrument cluster in the new Actros.
Professor Dr. Uwe Baake speaking at the awards ceremony in Lyon said: "We are very pleased and proud that the Truck of the Year jury has recognised our efforts of the past years and months with this distinction. Thank you on behalf of the company and the entire team. This will really spur us on to continue giving our all and fulfilling the highest developmental standards for our trucks, especially when it comes to the future-oriented topics of electromobility, automated driving and digitalisation within our sector.
The truck's success story started back in 1997 when the first Actros was released and the subsequent vehicle generation also brought home the award. With a total of nine victories, Mercedes-Benz is now the most successful brand in the fight for the Truck of the Year accolade. The International Truck of the Year jury (ITotY) votes based on innovative technological developments.
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