Everything is optimally protected in the new Citaro - and that naturally includes the driver as well. This is ensured by the driver protection door, which protects the driver from unexpected attacks. Depending on the intended deployment of the vehicle and the degree of protection desired, there are four modular constructions available.
The door is now hinged at the rear and opens at the front. This means the driver can get directly and really quickly from the main front door to his/her workstation and vice versa. The new driver protection door ensures the driver can escape in the event of an attack. The partition window (optional extra) between the driver's workstation and the main body of the vehicle is also new. The window is larger and curved further to the front. Instead of the grab rail which had previously been positioned on front of the partition window there is now a grab handle on the side.