Mercedes-Benz's New Actros Crowned Truck Of the Year 2020
In line with the jury rules, the title is awarded every year to the truck which makes the biggest contribution towards road transport innovations that are advantageous to the economy, emissions, safety, driveability and comfort of vehicles. The Mercedes-Benz Trucks flagship scores points above all in its intrinsic value: the majority of the innovations were developed with the precise aim of delivering palpable advancement to drivers, customers and society as a whole. The new Mercedes-Benz Actros provides appropriate answers to topics like safety, efficiency and comfort. It does this with a multitude of new features, including: the Multimedia Cockpit, MirrorCam instead of exterior mirrors, partially automated driving with Active Drive Assist or further advanced safety systems such as the fifth-generation Active Brake Assist, and the further-improved Sideguard Assist.
What's more, the International Truck of the Year journalists had plenty of praise for the extended functionality of the forward-looking Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) cruise control system which can now be used on winding arterial routes. Equally commended was the completely digital Multimedia Cockpit which has replaced the conventional instrument cluster in the new Actros.