Commercial vehicle show in Amsterdam with many innovations

  • Date
    3 - 12 February 2000
  • Description

    Mercedes-Benz presents two innovative safety systems for heavy-duty trucks at the BedrijfsautoRAI international commercial vehicle show in Amsterdam: the Telligent proximity control and the Lane Assistant, available as special equipment for Mercedes-Benz Actros semitrailer tractors starting in June. A few days after the 500,000 th Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been completed at the Dusseldorf plant, a revised generation of the successful van model also celebrates its world premiere. Important new features are new CDI diesel engines and the optional Sprintshift six-speed automated manual transmission. Another new product is a natural-gas version of the Mercedes-Benz Econic, which is equipped with the 205 kW / 279 hp M 906 LAG gas lean-burn engine and will be produced starting in June. Frequently used for municipal duties, in urban use the Econic can maximise the advantages of the low-emission, low-noise natural gas drive.

Mercedes-Benz is also a pacemaker for automobile safety in commercial vehicles. As of June 2000, the lane assistant will be an option for Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units and warns the driver if the vehicle is about to leave its lane.
Lane assistant
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter CDI
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Mercedes-Benz Econic with  natural gas drive
Mercedes-Benz Econic
Mercedes-Benz 211 CDI Sprinter estate, 2000
Mercedes-Benz 211 CDI
Mercedes-Benz Actros:
The Telligent Distance Assistant assumes a pioneering role in indicating whether the safety distance is kept.
Telligent Distance Assistant