MercedesBenz Travego Edition 1 – Safety Coach the test…

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Mercedes-Benz Travego Edition 1 – Coach: the test vehicle in

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The Travego defines the state of the art in of safety

The test vehicle, a three-axle Travego M, sets new with its unparalleled package of features. And thus fulfils a tradition: be it the revolutionary first-generation in 1999, the “Travego innovations five years later, the Travego Safety Coach in or the second version with safety features in 2009 – the Travego has always defined the of the art in terms of touring coach technology.

Safety Coach Edition 1: new safety features

The Coach combines all currently bus safety systems. An outstanding among them is the new Active Assist 2 (ABA 2). Based on the system employed for the ART adaptive control, it will now brake the both if there is a risk of with a vehicle travelling ahead and in the case of stationary The latest-generation of Attention Assist parameters such as steering speed, longitudinal and lateral journey duration, operating and changes of driver in order to the driver’s level of fatigue and to taking a break in good

The new safety features further the tyre pressure monitoring with its detailed tyre display in the central display of the panel, which shows the of each of the vehicle’s tyre. part of the package are the LED daytime lamps integrated into the headlamps. These are one of the Travego’s distinguishing exterior features. significant factor for active that is also new to the Travego 1 is the hydrodynamic water retarder is now even more powerful.

safety equipment

The basis of the safety equipment on the Safety Travego Edition 1 is its EBS Electronic System, which in turn is the of the ESP Electronic Stability Program ABS anti-lock braking system, ASR skid control, BA Brake and the DBL Continuous Braking Limiter.

The Safety Coach’s safety includes further significant in the form of SPA Lane Assistant and ART cruise control which is for Active Brake Assist. ART utilises its radar system to a previously set safe distance to the ahead, SPA employs a camera to warn the driver of inadvertent from the current lane at of 70 km/h and more.

Safety in the perfect operation

A major for maximum safety is the driver’s to operate all of the vehicle’s controls and comfortably. The driver is seated on a adjustable, swivelling, heated This workspace has been once again and impresses its easy-to-read instruments, an informative display and new, logically controls. The audio and video the heating, the ventilation and air conditioning and the – all elements are located directly the driver’s field of vision and are to reach.

Using the buttons on the steering wheel, the driver can up important features in the display and cruise control, the telephone and the system’s basic functions. in the Travego Edition 1, the driver’s remain on the non-slip leather wheel.

Details such as the integrated rain/light sensor, the and electrically adjustable exterior with integrated reversing the video camera above the door and the reversing camera integrated cleaning system all to assist drivers in their


Features such the central system for the luggage hatches separate closing of the left and sides, or the status indicator in the panel display which the status of the baggage compartment and stowage compartment flaps are a addition to the vehicle’s functional

Safety at night or in bad weather is by the powerful xenon headlamps gas-discharge technology and the headlamp system. Front fog lamps integrated cornering light and LED lane tracking lamps the lighting systems.

A fire and extinguisher system with line monitors the engine and puts out any fires before can get properly started. The system is by a smoke detector in the luggage with an indicator in the driver’s

Last but not least, the driver’s and the guide’s seats feature a belt buckle monitor – driving off without a fastened belt is thus prevented. guide’s seat is electrically Reading lamps make easier for the driver and the tour

Safe, convenient, comfortable – the

The basis for the Travego’s high of active safety is formed by its chassis with ENR electronic control system and high-performance brakes all round which are ventilated and easy to meter. The is just as comfortable as it is safe. The Travego M further impresses its comfortable trailing axle independent suspension.

The actively trailing axle also to the exemplary manoeuvrability of the Travego M: the high-deck coach has a turning of just 21.32 m – a safety that becomes more apparent when driving the mountains, touring cities or on tight car parks. Other includes an emergency replacement that can be fitted on both and used in the event of a minor

The Travego assists the driver after the vehicle has been up: after the driver leaves the and activates the central locking, the new light function and the fog lamps the area in front of the vehicle for seconds to help them their way safely. The immobiliser on the helps effectively reduce the of theft. In addition, an anti-theft system secures the doors, hatches and the vehicle interior.

Patented passive safety: Collision Guard

The Travego’s frame members form the for its stable and lightweight bodyshell. The touring coach already the ECE R 66 specification for roll-over stability.

The of the Mercedes-Benz Travego’s passive features is the patented safety Front Collision Guard which provides effective to the driver and the tour guide in the of a front impact. Front Guard comprises a complex system. It starts with a profile that functions as an guard to protect the other involved in the crash. Behind profile, there is a structure of crash elements that dissipate energy in the event of an

Additionally, the driver’s area of the including the steering, pedals and is mounted on a solid frame which can be moved backwards in the of a severe front impact. increases the space around the by a significant amount of centimetres.

tuned drivetrain compliant Euro VI

The new, perfectly drivetrain of the Safety Coach Edition 1 is also part of the elements. The powerful engine and the automated transmission allow the to concentrate fully on the traffic in difficult driving situations and it facilitates relaxed travel on journeys.

The Travego is powered by the new VI Mercedes-Benz OM 471 in-line six-cylinder with a capacity of 12.8 It has an output of 350 kW (476 hp) and an impressive of 2300 Nm – the basis for superior driving performance at maximum The driver can call up the fuel in the instrument panel display. An FMS can be used for data transfer, for in the case of a FleetBoard device.

Also new is the fully automated Mercedes GO 250-8 PowerShift that handles power The transmission’s progressive ratio is precisely tuned for buses. The drive ratio of i=3.909 to an engine speed of 1280 rpm at 100 in top gear. This all-round ratio not only makes the touring coach the perfect for long-distance journeys, but also for as as for on other arterial routes.

and comfortable passenger compartment

Mercedes-Benz Travego

The Travego’s wide and low steps (no than 175 mm at the front, no higher 250 mm at the centre door) feature hand rails and offer footing, thus further the feeling of safety and comfort. The applies for the interior lighting, the night lights. A continuous rail on the left-hand baggage as well as integrated handles on the backrests ensure passengers a safe grip when around inside the bus.

The themselves also combine with safety. The test is equipped with 49 Travel Xtra passenger seats. corresponds to the four-star seat rating in accordance with the of the German association for bus comfort The seat surfaces and backrests solid support of the body remaining highly comfortable to the supple Luxline upholstery. The belt buckles comply all functional requirements and are integrated into the seating area. The operation of the seat adjustment its broad button in the aluminium allow for simple adjustment of the angle as well as the lateral in the case of the aisle seats.

To the dynamic drivetrain, the Safety Travego Edition 1 features from the youthful and dynamic equipment line.

The seat and rest surfaces as as the backrests are covered with the easy-care “Tribal” fabric. The Blue” side bolsters and the side seam provide a contrast. The curtains in “Curry” the colouring. The leather head are both easy-care and attractive. tables and luggage nets on the as well as adjustable footrests emphasise the high seating offered in the Travego.

Blue inserts in the protective bars of the racks as well as fabric on their underside, on the roof and on the side walls together the metallic yellow floor and blue-flecked floor mats all to the cosiness of the interior.

State-of-the-art and air conditioning

The heating and air-conditioning a significant part in the physiological and thus comfort of the driver and the Like all models within its the Safety Coach Travego 1 features a high-performance roof-mounted system (32 kW) with additional, adjustable climate control for the area (6 kW).

The test heating system is based on a convector heater for the passenger and a beltline heater rail as as an entrance heater at the centre This is complemented by the separately driver’s area heating, the system’s roof heater and the auxiliary heating.

The Travego’s details include roof with automatic closing are actuated by means of a rain The driver can thus ventilate the bus risking water damage in the of a sudden spell of rain.

entertainment electronics

The test entertainment systems will even the highest of demands. The is based around a radio, CD and DVD and DVB-T tuner. The passengers can two electrically folding 48-centimetre

(19-inch) screens. Loudspeakers above each double provide for excellent sound.

the driver makes an announcement, an feature transmits the image of the to the passenger screens from a on the A-pillar. The images from the camera fitted to the windscreen can be transferred to the passenger screens. is also true of the satellite system’s map. Three three-phase generators provide the supply. An inverter additionally a 230-volt supply at the centre

Refreshments for the passengers

The well-being of aboard our test vehicle can be catered for. The equipment of a galley at the centre door a coffee machine, kettle, cooker and sink, a large in the front-end as well as refrigerator to the toilet cabin. Supplies and can be stowed in the cupboard next to the guide’s seat, in the stowage on the left and right-hand sides of the above the centre door or around the axles. Valuables can be in the safe.

The passengers’ luggage is stowed in the large-capacity luggage between the axles. The luggage is accessed through pantograph doors with hidden mechanism. To protect the passengers’ the bus is equipped with floor

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