World Premier Of The New Generation MercedesBenz Travego With…

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World premiere: Travego the new generation with Brake Assist#8203;

New Active Assist actively helps rear-end collisions

Installation of systems reduces insurance

New: Front Collision passive safety system

sets safety standards

cockpit design geared more towards the driver

in-line engine with output rating

New: PowerShift eight-speed automated

Chassis: new trailing axle independent wheel suspension

New monitors with 19-inch diagonal

Safety is the most of the Mercedes-Benz brand values. as such, it is the focus of the new-generation Travego high-deck touring which marks the world of the Active Brake Assist system in the bus and coach sector. new equipment for the Travego includes the Front Collision Guard passive safety system, provides effective protection for the and co-driver in the event of a frontal Plus there are further features such as the cornering function, a rain/light sensor, LED corner marker lights the windscreen, a trailing axle independent wheel suspension for the models and the optional chassis and roll control system. the driver is a new-look, user-friendly As an option, the OM 457 LA six-cylinder in-line can be ordered with a new, output rating of 335 kW (456 Further special equipment for the latest incarnation of the Travego the new Mercedes GO 240-8 PowerShift automated transmission. All of which this particular Mercedes-Benz one of the attractive high-deck touring ever seen.

New Active Assist actively helps rear-end collisions

Active Assist has won a number of awards more importantly, actively to prevent rear-end collisions. It can save lives. Since it was in the Mercedes-Benz Actros heavy-duty in 2006, Active Brake also known as emergency assist, has proven a resounding having clocked up a combined of more than 350 million on the road for our customers. Now it is set to celebrate its premiere in the bus and coach sector – in the Mercedes-Benz Travego. If Active Assist detects an acute of a rear-end collision with a vehicle in front, it initiates braking following intermittent If the coach comes to a stop emergency braking, the hazard lights are automatically activated.

Brake Assist is based on which has been available as an for the Mercedes-Benz Travego for several It uses the DISTRONIC radar which, in turn, is able to obstacles moving within a range in front of the vehicle by of its three radar beams. The to and the relative speed of the vehicle in are monitored and assessed on a permanent

If the traffic situation remains and there is a risk of a collision, a series of warnings comes play. Firstly the driver a visual warning in the shape of an red triangle with the outline of a on the instrument panel along an audible alarm signal gradually becomes louder. If the of a collision becomes more partial braking is initiated. The used in this instance account of the occupants on board by the braking pressure smoothly. If the fails to respond, the system applies the full braking of its own accord. If DISTRONIC is ordered, Brake Assist is delivered it at no extra cost.

Installation of systems reduces insurance

Buses and coaches fitted Active Brake Assist a five-percent discount on liability and comprehensive insurance from Bank AG. Buses and coaches with Lane Assistant and also receive a five-percent If all three assistance systems are a ten-percent discount is granted.

in collision speed and accident

Although Active Brake cannot always prevent the application of the brakes with power can at least significantly the collision speed and, the severity of the accident.

The system a series of progressive warnings to the driver in advance, allowing the to then manoeuvre the vehicle or the brakes, if possible, in order to a collision. Even though collisions are not the most frequent of accident involving buses and they are among the most The developers expect Active Assist to bring about a in the number of these accidents fatalities or serious injuries. develop ment of this the focus was on ensuring protection for road users as well as for the occupants. Active Brake for buses and coaches sees taking a further step realising its vision of accident-free

Travego: exemplary safety from the start

Since its premiere in 1999, the Travego has earned itself an reputation as a commendably safe coach featuring an extensive of safety equipment. Right the start, the standard-equipment package has the Electronic Braking System with internally ventilated brakes all round, the anti-lock system (ABS), acceleration control (ASR) and a wear-free as an auxiliary brake. The flawlessly designed cockpit with a shift lever also set new

In the ensuing years, a whole of safety components – including the Stability Program (ESP), Lane Assistant, the Continuous Limiter and Brake Assist – made their debuts in the allowing it to build on its commanding in the safety stakes. All of these lead to the unveiling of the Safety demonstration vehicle, equipped all of the relevant safety features at the time, in 2006. With Brake Assist, the Travego has set milestone in the development of bus and coach

New: Front Collision passive safety system

The applies to numerous other that feature in the new-generation The Front Collision Guard is a unique, complex passive system designed to protect the and tour guide in the event of a impact. Its components include a profile which acts as an guard for the protection of other users and can prevent a car, for from driving underneath the Behind this profile is a consisting of crash elements, absorb energy in a predetermined in the event of an impact.

In addition, the area in the Travego – including the pedals and seat – is now mounted on a frame section that can downwards in its entirety in the event of a frontal impact and, increase the driver’s space by crucial centimetres. As well as the effect of the Front Collision system using computer the developers have also put it its paces in several crash under real-life conditions. The FCG complies with future standards for bus and coach pendulum tests. Together with Brake Assist, which can the collision speed dramati in the event of an unavoidable frontal the FCG provides the driver and tour with an unparalleled high of safety.

Travego sets standards

A wealth of other enhance the exemplary level of provided by the Mercedes-Benz Travego further still: the new cornering function is activated when the indicates to turn and moves the wheel, providing the speed is 40 km/h, in which case the fog on the side of the inner wheel a wide area of the road to the of the vehicle as well as in front of it.

The new sensor activates the windscreen when they are needed and selects a suitable wipe and wipe speed. Additionally, the switches on the headlamps if the light is poor. This function is when the light switch is in A (Automatic).

Further safety include the use of LEDs as corner lights above the windscreen. are designed to last the entire lifetime and make it virtually to inadvertently drive the vehicle the required lighting. Previously models have already LED side marker lights. the driver leaves the Travego and the central locking, the new follow‑me‑home function and the fog lamps illuminate the in front of the vehicle for several to help them find way safely.

The face of the Travego: bumper sporting a new design

The of the new-generation Mercedes-Benz Travego a series of subtle changes to the including a front end that is longer due to the addition of the Front Guard system. The Travego is recognisable by its new front bumper a prominent swage line and a recess at the position of the number The form of the new-look bumper and the newly designed, integral fog emphasise the Travego#039;s dynamism.

A windscreen further adds to the of the Travego#039;s front end as it allows the surround to be dispensed with. In the bonded screen helps to reduce wind noise and aerodynamics.

All-new cockpit geared even more the driver

Whereas the previous cockpit incorporating a joystick-style marked a milestone in the design of the area in buses and coaches, the for the new-generation Travego marks a major step forwards. 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 instrument panel, console and area in front of the guide#039;s seat with an refrigerator appear to merge seamlessly whilst the cockpit as a now gives an even stronger of completeness and outstanding quality.

The instrument panel is positioned within the driver#039;s field of Both the speedometer and the rev counter are dial-type gauges sporting a 3-D and chrome surrounds. They a large colour display on a vast range of data – fluid and air levels to trip-computer – can be shown. It is operated via keys on the new multifunction steering wheel. the menus is easy and intuitive, as in passenger cars. Similarly, the hands-free system and basic of the audio system can be operated effortlessly using the buttons on the wheel. An easy-grip leather wheel is part of the standard

Ergonomically optimised shift and controls


The joystick-style shift boasts a new shape and is trimmed a chrome ring. What#039;s its installation position has been optimised. Above the shift positioned directly in the driver#039;s of vision on the right-hand side of the panel, there is a permanently-installed screen.

The control consoles for the and video system, heating, and air conditioning are now located at the top of the centre while the digital tachograph, within easy reach of the and in their direct line of can also be found here. All of the buttons have been to their optimum positions as of the new design. These changes that there is now even stowage space available at the of the centre console with its curved design.

Six-cylinder engine with additional rating

The new-generation Travego incorporates an optimised powertrain a perfectly matched combination of transmission and driven axle from a single source. An engine variant has been to the line-up in the shape of the Mercedes-Benz OM 457 LA in-line unit with a dis ment of 12.0 litres, an of 335 kW (456 hp) and an impressive torque of Nm at 1100 rpm. This ensures outstandingly capable mance under all conditions thanks to proven BlueTec technology, is also exceptionally It can be ordered as a Euro 4 or Euro 5

With its harmonious power and impressive pulling power, engine is ideal for pairing a long overall ratio. the Travego is equipped with the new GO 240-8 PowerShift automated transmission with a standard ratio of i=3.909 at the motorway of 100 km/h at just 1300 This set-up minimises consumption and, therefore, emissions whilst also reducing noise emissions.

Mercedes eight-speed automated

The new Mercedes-Benz GO 240-8 PowerShift automated transmission has been for installation in buses and coaches, it the only specialist bus and coach in its performance class, reflected by an compact and lightweight design. more, the dimensions of the transmission#039;s housing are identical to those of the manual transmission, which is available, making installation easier. There is no need for a pedal with this With comparable performance, use of the transmission on typical routes about a significant reduction in consumption compared to a vehicle with one of the more conventional transmissions available on the market.

ratio spread thanks to gear-ratio steps

With speeds and a large gear-ratio (1st-gear ratio 6.57, 8th 0.63), the transmission covers the spectrum from precise at inching speed to low and fuel-saving rpm at speed. In contrast to other missions in this performance the GO 240-8 PowerShift transmission#039;s steps are progressive, ensuring power link-up both upshifting to accelerate and when on uphill inclines.

Second is used as the starting gear on the The transmission ratios have optimised to suit bus and coach meaning that it is not normally to skip gears. The gear themselves are smooth and swift the transmission#039;s control unit quickly to changes in topography or requirements.

Easy to use, manual mode if required

The transmission is extremely easy to Usually the driver will opt for mode, although they can manually at any time simply by the shift lever forwards or In this case, the transmission in automatic mode. Pushing the lever to one side is all that it to engage manual mode, the driver to change gear required, providing this is feasible.

Wide choice of and transmissions

The new-generation Travego the same proven powertrain as its predecessor. As before, the OM 457 LA engine a displacement of 12.0 litres, an of 315 kW (428 hp) and a peak torque of Nm now comes as standard. Additionally is the Mercedes-Benz OM 457 LA 6-cylinder in-line with a displacement of 12.0 335 kW (456 hp) and a torque of 2200 Nm. is also the option of the OM 502 LA V8 powerplant a displacement of 15.9 litres, an of 350 kW (476 hp) and a maximum torque Nm, should extra power be All of the engines are available as Euro 4 or 5 versions.

As for the transmission, the Travego comes as with a six-speed manual in the shape of the GO 210-6 or GO 230-6 joystick-style gearshift. Special includes the new Mercedes GO 240-8 eight-speed automated transmission. the economical and quiet-running Mercedes‑Benz HO6 rear axle comes a choice of ratios, allowing a powertrain configuration every

Chassis: new trailing axle independent wheel suspension

new features have also incorporated into the chassis for the Mercedes-Benz Travego. Here the Travego sets new standards in of comfort and handling dynamics. One of the points of the three-axle models is the new axle with independent suspension, whose advantages improved track guidance, suspension characteristics thanks to unsprung masses, extra space and a design that is 150-kg lighter due in part to the design and electronic control of the hydraulically actively steered

All variants of the Travego benefit modified front-axle mountings are even more effective at thumping noises. What#039;s the axle is more smoothly yet loses none of its edge in of track guidance or damping And the familiar direct road provided by the steering remains Standard equipment for the Travego now includes electronic level

Optional pitch and roll system further optimises characteristics

Another new feature of the chassis is the pitch and roll system, now available as special Whereas the characteristic curve for a shock absorber always a compromise between safety and as well as between an unladen and vehicle, the pitch and roll system ensures continuously control of the shock absorber as a function of the driving situation and the load. To this end, the CAN bus provides the control unit information about the driver#039;s and the vehicle load, while sensors on the axles supply relating to the vehicle#039;s movements. gathered all of these data, the unit then calculates the parameters for each axle and the shock absorber characteristics within a fraction of a second.

process results in enhanced thanks to tauter damping braking, cornering at speed or on poor road surfaces. In driving situations, as well as on roads, softer damping greater comfort. Furthermore, the pitching and lifting movements of the – which are typical of high-deck coaches due to their large and high centre of gravity – are for more quickly. In addition, the pronounced fluctuations in the pressure by the wheels on the road surface to keep roads in good while the driver gets the of improved handling.

New interior, with 19-inch screen

The new-generation Mercedes-Benz Travego is comfortable than ever, not thanks to large monitors a 19-inch screen diagonal, afford passengers an unhindered of films or television programmes any seat. In addition to this, the and the luggage racks have redesigned to further boost visual appeal and reduce weight.

The model year range

Like its forerunner, the of new-generation Travego models three high-deck touring the Travego (two axles, long), the Travego M (three 13.0-metres long) and the Travego L axles, 14.03-metres long).

The Travego at the 2008 International Vehicle Show in Hanover

At the International Commercial Vehicle in Hanover, the Mercedes‑Benz Bus and Coach will be unveiling the Travego#039;s new features as a world premiere in the of a three-axle Travego M model 13 metres in length. The vehicle is with alloy wheels, Lane Assistant, Travel Xtra seats with leather upholstery, a galley, an toilet and a digital-television receiver with 19-inch monitors. The paint finish reflects the trend in passenger-car colours.

In to this, the show stand features models and exhibits the functions of new safety systems as Active Brake Assist and the Collision Guard. Visitors can see how Brake Assist functions for selves on working models. visiting the show wanting a view of the new-generation Mercedes-Benz with all of its safety systems can the vehicle live in a nearby area.

Travego safety number one for safety technology

Integral safety concept the Mercedes-Benz Bus and Coach unit

safety equipment right the start

ESP introduced as standard at an stage

Autonomous Intelligent Control maintains a set distance

Assistant issues lane warnings

Continuous braking for safe downhill driving at a speed

World premiere: new Brake Assist actively to prevent head-to-tail collisions

of assistance systems reduces costs

New: Front Guard passive safety

Safety and buses – two words are inextricably linked. It is a proven that the risk of a fatal is many times higher travelling by rail, in the air or in a car. research and development activities are towards ensuring the highest level of safety, whether it be in cars, vans, trucks, or coaches. Since its first back in 1999, the Mercedes‑Benz has distinguished itself as an exceptionally touring coach. Both its design – based on extremely reinforcements stretching across the and down the sides – as well as its chassis and standard-fit safety have set the benchmark from the beginning. Now the new-generation Travego – with Active Brake (ABA) and Front Collision (FCG) – has raised the bar once when it comes to both and passive safety.

Mercedes-Benz Travego

Integral concept from the Mercedes-Benz Bus and unit

For the Mercedes-Benz Bus and Coach safety is a comprehensive, integral rather than a series of measures. The claim that from this approach not be clearer: as a premium brand, fulfils the most stringent of requirements and is forging ahead its development activities across the in the field of safety. The integral concept comprises numerous with the focus on a number of and application-specific safety innovations, the aim to enhance active and passive on an ongoing basis. This is bolstered by a wealth of further such as driver training, in drivers are taught how to recognise in plenty of time and avoid They are also shown how to correctly in the event of an accident. The also involves informing of how to use the on-board safety equipment – with the key aspect of putting on seat belts; it goes far this, however, and also responsible vehicle maintenance and the use of genuine parts when the comes in for a service. The aim of the integral concept is an ambitious one: to the vision of accident-free driving.

safety equipment right the start

The Mercedes-Benz Travego – a touring coach showcasing the latest safety developments – is the example of how this theory is put practice. Right from the start, its standard-equipment package an electronic braking system with internally ventilated brakes on all axles, an anti-lock system (ABS), acceleration control (ASR) and a wear-free as an auxiliary brake. Powerful and fog lamps were also as standard. And the ergonomically designed featuring a joystick-type shift together with exterior offering exceptional visibility, set new – after all, operational is just as important as any other of safety.

Equally the dynamic yet suspension and the touring coach#039;s handling – with each boasting a surprisingly small circle – set the standards for others to from the very beginning. all modern Mercedes-Benz buses and the Travego met the requirements for roll-over in accordance with ECE R 66 before standard had even come force. Special equipment to complement the standard safety included extremely powerful gas lamps (Litronic headlamps), a aid and exterior mirrors with a pilot function.

ESP introduced as at an early stage

Daimler was the bus and coach manufacturer to offer the Stability Program (ESP) in April 2002, when it was as special equipment for the Mercedes-Benz It became standard for all Travego soon after wards in 2003. ESP is a dynamic handling system that operates up to the of physical possibility to reduce the of skidding by a significant margin. on information such as the turning of the front wheels, the vehicle and the lateral acceleration, a sensor potentially dangerous driving To avoid danger, the engine is reduced and, following individual wheels are braked by the right amount to prevent instability.

At the same time, introduced Brake Assist which detects emergency situations based on the speed which the brake pedal is and provides much higher power instantaneously in order to the braking distance and, help to prevent accidents.

a glimpse of the near future

In 2004 Mercedes-Benz unveiled all-new safety systems as premieres in a Travego concept Autonomous Intelligent Cruise (AICC), Lane Assistant and the braking limiter.

Autonomous Cruise Control maintains a set

Autonomous Intelligent Cruise makes the driver#039;s job easier on and major roads. If AICC a slower-moving vehicle in front, it the bus automatically until the safety pre-programmed by the driver is achieved and maintains this distance. To end, the area in front of the is scanned at 50-millisecond intervals by a sensor which uses radar beams to measure the to and relative speed of the vehicle in

AICC can measure the relative to an accuracy of 0.7 km/h. If there are no in front, it works like a cruise control system. In the Autonomous Intelligent Cruise assists the driver in medium to traffic on major roads, control of the vast majority of tasks, although deceleration is to around 20 percent of the maximum power.

The distance to the vehicle in set by the AICC depends on the vehicle and can be indicated as a percentage of the speed on the speedometer. The AICC default setting can be around 60 percent of the indicated on the speedometer, for example if the speed is 100 km/h, the distance is 60 km), although the driver can or reduce this distance by amounts, as and when required.

At the of the AICC system is a distance mounted in the centre of the vehicle, switches continuously between radar beams that are by the system. These are arranged so as to that the lanes on the left, on the and in the centre are monitored (with one covering the left-hand side of the one the right-hand side of the vehicle and one the area directly in front of the

Lane Assistant issues departure warnings

The Lane uses a camera system the windscreen to detect when is a risk of the vehicle leaving its continuously monitoring the distance the vehicle and the marker lines at the of the lane. If the vehicle crosses the line by the width of a tyre, the of the driver#039;s seat concerned to vibrate to warn the driver. The Assistant is not activated until the exceeds a speed of 70 km/h and is when the driver indicates, for to signal an intention to change

Continuous braking limiter for downhill driving at a constant

The third new system to be introduced in was the continuous braking limiter, brakes the vehicle by means of the when the statutory downhill limit of 100 km/h, for example, is It is therefore practically impossible to the speed limit inadvertently driving downhill.

In just a time, the concept study was into production – when introduced the continuous braking as standard for the Travego in 2005. Intelligent Cruise Control became available as special while the third safety – Lane Assistant – has been as an option since 2006.

Coach of the Year 2006

All of developments lead to the unveiling of the Coach demonstration vehicle, on the Travego, in 2006. The world#039;s touring coach, as the experts put it, all of the key safety technologies available at the Yet development of safety systems unabated at Mercedes-Benz – culminating in pioneering innovations for the new-generation in the summer of 2008.

These for the Travego mark the continuation of a and illustrious tradition. In the early the strength of Mercedes-Benz bus and coach was demonstrated in initial roll-over By 1981 Mercedes-Benz had already the anti-lock braking system followed four years by the first automated transmission in 1986, by acceleration skid (ASR). Further advances in 1997 with the introduction of the braking system (EBS) and CAN networking for buses and coaches. EBS the brake response time and now ideal distribution of the braking At the same time, the pedal was brought on a par with passenger-car for the first time, making the far more responsive to driver EBS is also a pre-requisite for the electronic systems which premiered after the introduction of the Mercedes-Benz

World premiere: new Active Assist actively helps to head-to-tail collisions

Active Assist (ABA) has won several and, more importantly, helps to prevent head-to-tail and, therefore, can save Since it was launched in the Mercedes-Benz heavy-duty truck in 2006, it has a resounding success, having up a combined total of more 350 million kilometres on the road. Now it is set to its world premiere in the bus and coach – in the new-generation Mercedes-Benz Travego. If Brake Assist detects an risk of a head-to-tail collision a slower-moving vehicle in front, it a series of warnings before emergency braking.

Active Brake Assist is on Autonomous Intelligent Cruise (AICC), which has been as an option for the Mercedes-Benz Travego for years. It uses the AICC sensor which, in turn, is to detect obstacles moving a defined range in front of the by means of its three radar The distance to and the relative speed of the in front are monitored and assessed on a basis.

If the traffic situation unchanged and there is a risk of a a progressive series of warnings into play. Firstly the receives a visual warning in the of an illuminated red triangle with the of a vehicle on the instrument panel with an audible alarm that gradually becomes If the risk of a collision becomes acute and the driver has still to react, partial braking is The technology used in this takes account of the occupants on by increasing the braking pressure If the driver still fails to the system finally applies the braking power of its own accord.

To the traffic behind, the brake are switched on fully during braking or start to flash emergency braking. If the vehicle to a halt following emergency the hazard warning lights on automatically. If AICC is ordered, Brake Assist is supplied at no charge.

Installation of assistance reduces insurance costs

or coaches equipped with Brake Assist receive a discount on third-part liability and fully comprehensive insurance from Mercedes-Benz Bus and Coach through Mercedes-Benz Bank AG. buses and coaches fitted the Lane Assistant and Auto Intelligent Cruise Control a five-percent discount. If all three systems are specified, a ten-percent is applied.

Reduction in collision and accident severity

Although Brake Assist cannot prevent accidents, the application of the can at least significantly reduce the speed and, therefore, the of the accident.

The system uses a of progressive warnings to alert the in advance, allowing the driver to manoeuvre the vehicle or apply the in order to avoid a collision. though head-to-tail accidents buses and coaches are a rare they are among the most of accident types. The developers Active Brake Assist to about a reduction in the number of accidents involving fatalities or injuries. Active Brake for buses and coaches sees taking a further step realising its vision of accident-free

New: Front Collision passive safety system

The applies to numerous other that feature in the new-generation Front Collision Guard is a unique, complex passive system designed to protect the and tour guide in the event of a impact. Its components include a profile which acts as an guard for the protection of other users and can prevent a car, for from driving underneath the The frame behind this consists of crash elements absorb energy in a predetermined in the event of an impact.

In addition, the area in the Travego – including the pedals and seat – is now mounted on a frame section that can downwards in its entirety in the event of a frontal impact and, increase the occupants#039; survival by several crucial centimetres. As as testing the effect of the Front Guard system using simulations, the developers have put it through its paces in several tests under real-life FCG also complies with statutory standards for bus and coach impact tests.

Together Active Brake Assist, can reduce the collision speed in the event of an unavoidable frontal FCG provides the driver and tour with an unparalleled high of safety.

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