Retrofitting extra safety measures.

Retrofit the Econic with Sideguard Assist and SurroundView.

The Econic from Mercedes-Benz combines efficiency, ergonomics, safety and environmental friendliness in a single vehicle. The modern low-entry concept, the safety-enhancing panoramic glazing and resource-sparing, economical diesel and natural gas drive systems make this Special Truck one of the big heroes of daily operations in present-day traffic conditions.

From the Econic's very beginnings, the topic of safety has always held pride of place: the low seating position of the driver, the low-drawn panoramic windscreen and the fully glazed folding door on the co-driver's side all offer an excellent view of the traffic conditions. Besides the standard Active Brake Assist emergency braking system, Sideguard Assist and Surround View round off the perfect and modern technology installed in the Special Truck. And the best thing about it is: the Econic can now also be retrofitted with these two safety systems. As can the Mercedes-Benz Actros, Arocs, Antos and Atego trucks. At Mercedes-Benz Trucks, safety doesn't depend on the model series.

Econic today already fulfils EU safety guidelines

Rapid danger detection: Sideguard Assist.

Every truck accident is one too many. Particularly in city traffic, drivers need to be especially vigilant of endangered road users such as pedestrians or cyclists. The safety assistance systems from Mercedes-Benz don't just help to quickly recognise dangers, but also to avoid these and thus save lives.

Econic models suitable for retrofitting.

The retrofit solution for Sideguard Assist is available for left-hand-drive vehicles from 02.2017 and for right-hand-drive vehicles from 08.2017. For binding information as to whether your vehicle can be retrofitted, please ask your Mercedes-Benz partner.

Sideguard Assist reliably warns the Econic driver both visually and audibly of any dangers when turning off in critical situations with reduced visibility, thus providing valuable seconds in which the driver can react. A further big advantage in favour of Sideguard Assist: it takes into account the entire path of the semitrailer and thus warns of any possible risk of collision with stationary obstacles whilst also assisting the driver with lane changes.

If a moving object is located in the right-hand monitoring zone, a yellow LED lights up in the co-driver's side A-pillar. If there is a risk of collision, the LED flashes brightly several times in red, then remains lit after two seconds and is supplemented by a warning tone emitted via the radio.
Accidents with stationary cyclists or pedestrians alongside the vehicle can also be avoided thanks to Sideguard Assist issuing an immediate warning via its red flashing LED display. This function is restricted solely to dangers within the sweep curve of the vehicle combination in the case of imminent acute risk of an accident (within the system limits).
The warning zone covers the entire length of the vehicle and trailer. This zone is even extended to cover the two metres in front of the truck.
If a moving object is located in the right-hand monitoring zone, a yellow LED lights up in the co-driver's side A-pillar. If there is a risk of collision, the LED flashes brightly several times in red, then remains lit after two seconds and is supplemented by a warning tone emitted via the radio.
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Optimised all-round visibility: the SurroundView system.

The safety of pedestrians and cyclists must be guaranteed at all times. A demanding task in heavy city traffic. That's why the Econic provides additional assistance to drivers with its modular SurroundView system. This depicts the entire vehicle surroundings on a 7-inch display.

Econic models suitable for retrofitting.

The modular SurroundView system is available as a Genuine Accessory for both left and right-hand-drive vehicles.

The Special Truck from Mercedes-Benz can be equipped with as many as four variably positionable cameras which are connected by cable to a monitor installed in the cockpit. Econic drivers thus have a perfect all-round view when reversing, manoeuvring or turning off – and the view also includes the high-risk blind spots of the vehicle.

The modular SurroundView system transmits images of the truck's surroundings to a monitor, thus providing a view of blind spots. If, in a particular traffic situation, several camera angles are relevant, the screen can be divided into several views in split-screen mode.
The reversing camera can be variably positioned on the rear of the vehicle, for example on the vehicle's body.
The highly robust camera housing with integrated heating is water-tight and can also be cleaned using a high-pressure cleaner (IP69K protection level).
The modular SurroundView system transmits images of the truck's surroundings to a monitor, thus providing a view of blind spots. If, in a particular traffic situation, several camera angles are relevant, the screen can be divided into several views in split-screen mode.
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Safe savings: government-subsidised retrofit solutions.

Anyone who wishes to retrofit their Econic, Actros, Arocs, Antos or Atego with a safety assistance system can, in many cases, benefit from financial assistance from the government. As part of the "De-minimis" funding programme in Germany, for example, the German Office for Road Transport subsidises measures for commercial vehicles with a gross weight of at least 7 t, provided that the systems to be installed are destined for improving road safety.

Included in the safety measures for which subsidies can be obtained are such systems as camera systems and blind-spot warning systems (Sideguard Assist is not included in this). Up to 80 % of associated costs for vehicle and person-specific measures as well as measures for increasing vehicle efficiency are subsidised as part of this scheme with up to € 2000 per vehicle. Per company, the maximum possible subsidy is € 33,000.

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Comprehensive information and technical details on the retrofit solutions can be found in our brochure.

 

Brochure for Sideguard Assist and SurroundView

Should you have any questions, your Mercedes-Benz Service partner will be happy to assist you.

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