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The Mercedes-Benz Travego Safty

by Philipp Deppe | 17.Juni

Safety first – this is the key to the Mercedes-Benz Travego. The new Mercedes-Benz Safety Coach embodies aspiration even from the with its signal yellow and striking decor:

The stylised “S” on the and the engine flap at the rear for safety in the truest sense of the At the same time, the shape of the symbolises a winding road in turn, the Mercedes-Benz Travego’s combination of safety and dynamism. For buses and coaches, safety is much more than amassing individual components: the Safety Coach lies an safety concept.

Fitted all the very latest safety

The test coach, a three-axle, Travego M, sets the standard its exemplary, unrivalled safety Fitted with all the very safety features, it justifiably up to its name of Safety Coach. And it to an illustrious tradition: whether the revolutionary first-generation Travego 1999, the “Travego concept five years later or the Travego Safety Coach in – the Mercedes-Benz Travego has always state-of-the-art touring coach

The superb chassis forms the for the high level of active on the Travego. The test coach – like all variants of the Travego – modified front-axle mountings smoother suspension without track guidance, damping and steering feedback from the The reliable chassis on the three-axle also comes with a new axle with independent suspension, which provides in the shape of improved track and smoother suspension characteristics to lower unsprung masses. suspension features on the Travego now include electronic level

The actively steered trailing provides the Travego M with manoeu­vra­bility: the turning circle is 21.32 m – a safety benefit should not be underestimated when mountain passes, embarking on tours or manoeuvring on tight car

Active safety: the world’s coach with Active Assist

The outstanding active safety of the is due in no small part to its excellent The Safety Coach – like all coaches – comes with an braking system (EBS). internally ventilated disc all-round along with brake force distribution part of the standard specifi­cation. The Electronic Stability Program features an anti-lock braking (ABS), acceleration skid (ASR) and Brake Assist The Continuous Braking Limiter prevents the coach from above the permitted speed of 100 on steep downhill gradients. The speci­fication of every Travego a retarder as a wear-free auxiliary

The test coach is fitted a handy frequent-stop brake, also provides a start-off function. The Travego is the world’s coach to come with the of the Active Brake Assist. It emergency braking independently intermittent warnings in response to an risk of a rear-end collision a vehicle in front.

Host of control systems assist the

Apart from the powerful, braking system, a host of systems in the Travego help dangerous situations and effectively the driver if such a situation occur. The Electronic Stability (ESP) prevents – within the of physical possibilities – the vehicle skidding dangerously by applying the individually to the wheels. The new Active Assist (ABA) can prevent collisions by means of emergency or dramatically reduce the impact

Active Brake Assist is on the proximity control (ART) It uses the proximity control sensor which, in turn, is to detect obstacles moving a defined range in front of the by means of its three radar It then reduces the speed and operates the retarder and the service to ensure the vehicle does not below a pre-programmed safe The combination of proximity control and Brake Assist is thus of the standard specification of the Travego Coach.

The same applies to the Assistant, which uses a to detect when the vehicle is to leave its lane. The system monitors the distance between the and the marker lines at the edge of the from a speed of 70 km/h. If the is about to move out of the lane, the of the driver’s seat concerned to vibrate to warn the driver.

Patented passive safety: the new Collision Guard

The highlight of safety on the Mercedes-Benz Travego is the patented Front Collision (FCG) safety system, provides effective protection for the and co-driver in the event of a frontal The Front Collision Guard a complex safety system. Its include a transverse section acts as an underride guard to other road users in the of an accident. Behind this is a structure consisting of crash which absorb energy in a manner in the event of an impact.

In the driver’s area in the Travego – the steering, pedals and seat – is on a solid frame section can slide backwards in its entirety in the of a serious frontal impact therefore, increase the driver’s space by several crucial

Clearly laid out cockpit consummate ease of use

Accident is a prime consideration for any vehicle the Mercedes star. Operating and safety are therefore crucial at Mercedes-Benz. Awaiting the driver in the is a new-look, user-friendly cockpit. It an all-new design, geared more towards the driver, with a series of curved and forms that make for an ergonomic workplace offering appeal.

The driver can call up a of relevant information on the colour of the new instrument cluster using the on the new four-spoke multifunction steering The display also features side views of the touring Individual sensors immediately the driver’s attention to flaps or that may not have been Similarly, the telephone, hands-free and basic functions of the audio can be operated almost effortlessly the buttons on the steering wheel. In the the driver’s hands stay on the easy-grip steering wheel – safety even further.

Ergonomically optimised shift and controls

The joystick-style shift boasts a new shape. What’s its installation position has been The same applies to the permanently-installed screen, the control consoles for the and video system as well as for the ventilation and air conditioning, located the shift lever in the right-hand of the instrument panel. Here you also find the digital All the controls are within easy and within the driver’s direct of vision – improving operating even further.

Host of and optional safety features

safety features on the new Travego the cornering light function, a sensor and long-life LED corner lights above the windscreen. The coach also comes Litronic headlamps including cleaning system, heated a reversing aid with a visual in the exterior mirror, a reversing with cleaning system, a monitoring system for the centre a fire detection system in the compartment, around the auxiliary and in the main luggage compartment a smoke detector in the toilet. The hammers on the window pillars are ensuring they are always to in the case of an emergency.

The immobiliser on the helps effectively reduce the of theft. A crash recorder – along the same lines as a box on board an aircraft – vehicle just before an accident, events to be reconstructed afterwards. As as recording crucial data, the system encourages many to drive carefully on the road. equipment includes an emergency 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.

Powerful, perfectly tuned as a safety feature

The perfectly drivetrain is another of the safety on board the Travego Safety Thanks to its high-torque engine and the trans­mission it enables the driver to fully on the road ahead, in difficult driving situations. The takes the shape of the six-cylinder Mercedes-Benz OM 457 LA with a displacement of litres, an output of 335 kW (456 hp) and torque of 2200 Nm at 1100 This powerplant ensures performance coupled with whatever the conditions and, to proven BlueTec engine is also exceptionally economical. The complies with Euro 5.

its harmonious power delivery and pulling power, this is ideal for pairing with a overall ratio. The test is fitted with the new Mercedes GO PowerShift automated manual and the standard axle ratio of at the motorway speed of 100 km/h at 1300 rpm. All of which fuel consumption and exhaust cutting noise levels further in the process.

Mercedes eight-speed automated transmission

The new GO 240-8 PowerShift automated transmission on the test coach was for bus and coach applications. It not only significantly lower fuel compared with other combinations but also represents a safety feature thanks to its

Generally an automatic transmission substantially reduce the driver’s enabling him to concentrate more ever on the actual job of driving. the transmission assists the driver its progressive gear ratio it makes for precise manoeuvring at speed as well as fuel-saving, low rpm at speed. The progressive gear-ratio ensures perfect power with all gearchanges. The eight-speed strategy that has been designed for the coach only the driver to intervene manually on occasions, providing ride on a par with a passenger car.

compartment styling with the on safety and comfort

The wide on the Travego with their flat, nonslip steps maxi­mum 175 mm high, in the centre 250 mm) and functional grab rails a sense of safety and comfort. The holds true for the interior including the night light A continuous grab rail on the rack on the left as you look the front and integral handles on the of the seat backrests provide support as you make your way the coach.

Mercedes-Benz Travego

The seating too provides an ideal of safety and comfort. The test is fitted with 48 Travel Xtra passenger seats. corresponds to a GBK four-star rating – GBK is an that monitors and classifies of comfort in buses and coaches in The seat and backrest provide support for the body and are comfortable at the time – a sensation enhanced by the Luxline upholstery. The buckle on the belt is reliably and conveniently into the seat.

The seats are upholstered in maroon and curry-coloured while the curtains come in a curry colour. The seat are trimmed in leather, with an attractive finish. Folding and fabric pockets on the backrests as as adjustable footrests emphasise the standard of individual seating in the Travego.

Sophisticated heating and air

Alongside the important issue of safety, heating and air conditioning involve the closely related of driver and passenger well-being. The Safety Coach comes, all models in its series, with a roof-mounted air conditioning system (32 kW) an additional individually adjustable air system for the driver’s area (8

The heating system on the test is based on a hot-water convector for the passenger compartment, supplemented by fans and elbow-level outlets an entrance heater at the centre Added to which is the separately heating for the driver’s area, the heating function provided by the air and the powerful auxiliary heater.

The refinements on the Travego include hatches with automatic function triggered by a rain The driver can therefore air the coach parked without having to about damage caused by a downpour.

Extensive entertainment

The extensive entertainment systems on the coach can meet even the discerning requirements. Radio, CD and DVD as well as DVD changer form the Three electrically folding with 19-inch screen ensure all passengers have a view. A 3-D stereo system additional loudspeakers – featuring an switch – over each seat provides a superb experience.

As an additional feature, the is displayed on the passenger monitors via a in the A-pillar when making Images from the panoramic directly behind the front or the map from the satellite navi­gation on the test coach can also be on the monitors.

The test coach can carry a wide range of refreshments. Equipment comprises a at the centre entrance, a large refrigerator in the front section as as a refrigerator alongside the WC.

Source: AG

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