Road Efficiency


The three pillars of Road Efficiency;

  • Low Total Costs because of new, 2nd generation engines and powertrain plus FleetBoard Performance Analysis1).
  • Greater safety as a result of pedestrian detection with the new safety systems Active Brake Assist 4 4) 5) and Sideguard Assist 6).
  • Maximised use as a result of optimises availability and planning control with the new service product Mercedes-Benz Uptime 8) 9) 10) 11) and FleetBoard Logistics Management 1)


Low Total Costs

We do everything. To ensure particularly low overall costs.

Low costs. Right from the outset and throughout the truck’s entire useful life. With innovative, fuel-saving technology, low repair and maintenance costs, high residual values and attractive leasing and financing conditions which also contribute to the vehicle’s efficiency.

Achieving low operating costs with a focus on reduced fuel consumption is the first pillar of RoadEfficiency - and a promise we have continued to keep over the years. For example, as the first manufacturer to introduce the fuel-efficient Euro VI engines. Or with Predictive Powertrain Control 1) 2), a system which is capable of saving up to 5% more diesel. In short, innovative technology that has continued to set new standards.

The Actros continues to underline its leading role: in over 2000 Fuel Challenges it has won more than 90% – with a consumption advantage of around 10% 3). But that’s not all: in future, we will continue to work on lowering consumption – further reducing total costs in the process.

Fuel-saving technology.

With the modified OM 470 and OM 471 the range now features two even more economical engines, each of which is available in five power output ratings.

Other contributing factors to the low fuel consumption include the optimised 12-speed transmission, the improved shift strategy and Predictive Powertrain Control 1) 2). New, intelligent ancillary consumers and honed aerodynamics also play a role. In conjunction with the optimised powertrain, the new OM 470 and OM 471 engines are, all in all, able to achieve fuel savings of up to 6% in comparison with their predecessors.

FleetBoard analysis.

The system helps promote a reduced-consumption, reduced-wear driving style. To this end, it records and analyses technical data from the truck. The driver’s style of driving is assessed on the basis of this data and a corresponding mark is awarded. This allows objective assessment and individual driver training. FleetBoard Performance Analysis 1) also ensures that the driver continues to adhere to the reduced-consumption driving style learned during Mercedes-Benz EcoTraining. This can result in long-term fuel savings of up to 15%.


Greater Safety

We do everything. For a particularly high level of safety.

Reaching the destination safely – with the support of assistance and safety systems which actively ease the burden on the driver, help protect the vehicle and its cargo and so contribute to greater cost-effectiveness. On every trip.

This is the second pillar of RoadEfficiency: trucks that are very safe are not just an important development for all road users. They are also more efficient, because accident-related downtime is a much rarer occurrence. This is why we have been focusing for over 45 years now on developing innovative safety systems.

This has included the introduction of ABS and ASR, the electronic braking system, Lane Keeping Assist, Stability Control Assist and Active Brake Assist.

With the enhanced Active Brake Assist 4) 5) and the new Sideguard Assist 6) – two safety systems that provide additional support for the driver where there is a risk of collision, including with pedestrians - we are continuing our pioneering work and doing all that we can to ensure that you arrive safely and efficiently. Not just on the motorway but in urban areas too.

Active Brake Assist 4 4) 5)

The fourth generation of the system assists the driver 7) by carrying out a full brake application in response to stationary and moving objects and partial braking in response to pedestrians in motion; in this way, it can reduce the severity of accidents or even prevent them completely. Using the 4th radar generation has allowed the range, resolution and reliability to be optimised further, enabling the system to detect difficult situations even more effectively.

Sideguard Assist 6)

It can assist the driver during cornering or lane changing by detecting moving and stationary objects in the warning zone on the right or in the tracking pattern 7) and proving visual and audible warnings for the driver. Sideguard Assist monitors the entire length of the tractor/trailer combination and allows you to detect pedestrians and cyclists.


Maximise Use

We do everything. To maximise use.

Intelligent vehicle networking and comprehensive service for maximised availability and use. Or in other words: for even more efficiency.

Maximised use is the third pillar of RoadEfficiency. And key factors here are inherently reliable, high-quality trucks and technical innovations. Around 20 years ago, for example, we introduced flexible service intervals based on usage. In addition, we offer a Europe-wide network of workshops, Service24h, comprehensive FleetBoard services and Mercedes-Benz Service Contracts to suit your needs.

Developments in the fields of telematics and connectivity have, in turn, allowed further far-reaching improvements. Services which increase vehicle use and make our trucks even more efficient. The new service innovation Mercedes-Benz Uptime 8) 9) 10) 11) is the latest milestone on the road to even greater efficiency.

Terms & Conditions
1) Optional equipment
2) Available for Actros, Arocs and Antos
3) As at 06/2016
4) Optional equipment, only in conjunction with Proximity Control Assist
5) Available for Actros, Arocs, Antos from 12/2016
6) Only available for LHD vehicles. Only for 4x2 LS and 6x2 L Actros and Antos and in conjunction with 650mm x 700mm tank and three-piece wing
7) Under optimal conditions and within system limits
8) Available for new Actros, Arocs, Antos orders from 10/2016
9) Available as an option with every Mercedes-Benz ServiceContract or as separate product.
10) Can be combined with all FleetBoard services.
11) In conjunction with FleetBoard Truck Data centre which is deselectable standard item for Actros and optional equipment for Arocs and Antos.

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City West Commercials Avonmouth
0117 938 7770 Kings Weston Lane, St. Andrews Rd, Avonmouth, BS11 9BY

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01726 892 000 Victoria Business Park, Roche, PL26 8LX

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01392 360 555 Sowton Industrial Estate, Heron Road, Exeter, EX2 7LL

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