WATCH: Safety features on the Mercedes‑Benz Tourismo, a bus we’d like to see on South African Roads

For years, Mercedes-Benz has been producing buses and coaches with increasingly varied and effective assistance systems, thus providing the best possible protection for all passengers and other road users. 

Active safety to prevent accidents takes centre stage in the three-pointed star busses and coaches and these include:

  • the Anti-lock Braking System in 1981
  • the Electropneumatic Braking System in 1997
  • the Adaptive Cruise Control
  • the Electronic Stability Programme
  • the Lane Assist
  • the Continuous Braking Limiter
  • the Active Brake Assist

The Mercedes‑Benz Tourismo represents continuous safety innovation. Within an already generous safety specification, key highlights include Active Brake Assist 4 (ABA 4) with pedestrian detection, standard fitment as of 2021, and optional Sideguard Assist turning warning system.