Particularly in city traffic, dangers are sometimes unpredictable. This makes it even more essential to take proper measures to prevent an accident. Mercedes-Benz has equipped the Citaro RHD urban bus with many safety features which help in mastering critical driving situations.
Road safety requires drivers to focus fully on traffic conditions. This is why special attention was given to the ergonomic driver's work area. In the Citaro RHD the driver has convenient access to all controls and a perfect view of all the instruments. Further convenience is provided by the automatic transmission and the reversing camera. The Opticool windscreen and the separately controlled air conditioning system ensure that the driver is still able to concentrate even when it is hot outside.
A typical situation: a ball rolls onto the street and the children playing with it run out onto the road. A full brake application is necessary. Using targeted electronic brake actuation the system prevents permanent blocking of the wheels. Additional support is provided via the electronic-pneumatic brake control EBS, thanks to which the stopping distance is substantially reduced as the brakes are activated more quickly and precisely.