British construction company wants to make London's roads safer with Econic.
Tarmac is the biggest British road construction company. But the London-based company has even more superlatives to offer – for example when it comes to the extremely high safety standards of its vehicle fleet. For the equipment of its dump trucks, the market leader in sustainable building materials and construction solutions recently won the "Tipper Safety Trophy".
The Econic meets the British CLOCS standard.
No wonder then that Tarmac relies on the Econic. The company has just ordered 25 vehicles to be used on building sites in the British capital. One reason for that: the new Econic fleet meets the British CLOCS standard. The acronym stands for Construction Logistics and Community Safety.
This strict national rule book obliges construction sector companies to specifically modify their vehicles – for example in order to reduce the blind spot, or in order to warn other road users against danger using optical signals.
The overarching goal of these norms is to improve the safety of more vulnerable road users and to reduce the number of life-threatening accidents. And this is also the stated aim of Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks.
Electronic safety systems as standard equipment.
In order to improve safety for all road users, the Econic's standard equipment comprises an extensive security package called Road Efficiency. Among other things, this package contains the emergency braking assistant Active Brake Assist 3. The system automatically reacts to moving and non-moving obstacles with an emergency braking manoeuvre. In emergency cases, the hazard warning lights automatically switch on to warn any following vehicles. Optionally the Econic is also available with Active Brake Assist 4. This further development ensures that pedestrians are also detected by the system.
In addition, Road Efficiency comprises a highly effective acoustic warning system which communicates with sensors and cameras installed in the vehicle. This way, the Econic for example recognises whether more vulnerable road users such as cyclists are in the vehicle's blind spot or turn-off trajectory. In critical situations, optical and acoustic alarm signals alert the driver.