A New Benchmark for Safety: the New Mercedes-Benz Intouro Active Brake Assist 5 to be Installed in Overland Buses


The all-new Mercedes-Benz Intouro raises the bar for buses for inter-city and excursion transport to a whole new level. With full-stop braking to avoid moving pedestrians, Sideguard Assist to alert drivers to moving objects and stationary obstacles, the new Intouro high-floor overland bus offers maximum safety and flexibility, which is an unprecedented level of safety for buses. At the same time it is a model of efficiency and functionality.

Mercedes-Benz Intouro Active Brake Assist 5 Delivering Higher Safety Levels

The world premiere for the Active Brake Assist 5 (ABA 5) in buses is extremely important for Mercedes-Benz as part of its remit in safety, and especially for scheduled bus operations. The Mercedes-Benz Intouro, the new overland bus, is the first bus to feature the unique emergency braking assistance  ABA 5 system – another milestone in the evolution of safety. As the first globally available emergency braking assistance system for buses, this optionally available assistance system can operate an automated full-stop braking manoeuvre to avoid moving pedestrians. In addition, the ABA 5, like its predecessor system, the ABA 4, can automatically execute a full-stop braking manoeuvre to bring the vehicle to a standstill to avoid a stationary or moving obstacle.

The Sideguard Assist warns of moving objects and stationary obstacles, which includes pedestrians. The Sideguard Assist is another optional item among the new outstanding new safety equipment for the new Intouro. Its function is to support the driver, primarily when making turns in built-up areas.  With both assistance systems, as well as the electronic safety programme (ESP), it’s offers a combination of all safety technologies available for buses.

With its wide range of versions, the new Mercedes-Benz Intouro range covers a huge spectrum of requirements. This covers everything from the practical high-floor bus with luggage compartment to school buses and shuttle buses, as well as for moving employees round works sites and as a comfortable coach for day trips and weekend excursions. Optimised aerodynamics and a newly developed, lighter body shell ensure even greater fuel efficiency. Depending on vehicle operation, consumption is up to three per cent lower in the standard variant, and with optional equipment even greater reductions are possible.

About the author

Adrian, located in Madrid, is joining the editorial team as a correspondent for the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group. Before starting in 2020 for Truck & Bus News, Adrian graduated with an English degree before working within marketing and recruitment in the non-profit sector. Recently he changed direction, undertaking a course in Marketing and International Business as a means towards moving into the journalism field, which he counts as his lifelong ambition.

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