MERCEDES-BENZ LAUNCHES NEW INTOURO WITH ABA 5
The all-new Mercedes-Benz Intouro raises the bar for buses for inter-city and excursion transport to a whole new level, as Daimler puts it. This new overland bus can be equipped with assistance systems such as Active Brake Assist 5 the emergency braking assistance system with full-stop braking to avoid moving pedestrians and Sideguard Assist.
The Mercedes-Benz Intouro is the first bus to feature the emergency braking assistance system Active Brake Assist 5 (ABA 5), which Mercedes-Benz already installed in its Actros truck. As the first globally available emergency braking assistance system for buses, this optionally available assistance system can also effect an automated full-stop braking manoeuvre to avoid moving pedestrians and stationary or moving obstacles.
Another option available for the new Intouro is Sideguard Assist, the turning assistance system with pedestrian detection. It supports the driver primarily when making turns in built-up areas. Radar-based Sideguard Assist warns about moving objects such as pedestrians or cyclists and also stationary obstacles alongside the vehicle. Together with ESP, the electronic safety program, as standard, and with other safety equipment, it combines all safety technologies currently available for buses.
The new Mercedes-Benz Intouro has optimised aerodynamics and a newly developed, lighter body shell to ensure even greater fuel efficiency. Depending on vehicle operation, consumption is according to the manufacturer up to three per cent lower in the standard variant, and with optional equipment even greater reductions are possible.