A few months after the premiere of the new Mercedes A-class with the sophisticated MBUX engineer developed by Bulgarian engineers, the giant car flew with its next revolutionary technology at the birthday. This is the most modern truck class in the world – the new Actros with Active Drive Assist.
The role of the Vision Development Center in Bulgaria is very significant – from the engineering direction of the project to the development of individual elements of the architecture of the system. The device itself is independent of each other, and three operating systems work to provide a safe and secure environment for performing specific functions. Revolution for this type of embedded systems is the use of hardware virtualization software to manage peripherals. The project is based on the SmartCore technology of Visteon, which combines several traditional devices into a single system. With this success, thanks to its first truck engine, engineers from the Sofia Center for Development have been delighted to have a unique experience in heavy cargo transportation.
Daimler, alongside a series of scenes at various exhibitions and launching the Actros flagship, made live alive. The main advantages of new trucks are the removal of a full digitalized interior of the mirror and cabin. Traditional electrical appliances (speedometers, circuits, etc.) have been replaced by a large display that can be configured as desired by the driver. The number of buttons around the control panel also decreases through the touch panel, the driver can change traffic status and load status, mode of movement, or menus that provide quick access to multimedia and connected phones.
Other interesting modules for new actors:
- part-time autonomous driving (the lorry keeps its own and does not leave the strip)
- identification of road signs and objects as well as road users
- Lane Lane Notification and Seek (Empty) in the visible area
- panel view configured at driver's request and driver configuration via driver profile
Apart from the control panel, the central display touch screen, the steering wheel buttons and the quick release button under the center display are intuitive. They allow the driver to easily control the availability of music and entertainment, to manage the various functions that can be used to get the most important information about the car's status and to install on the car.
The main menus in the center display are:
- Media and radio
- Phone and smartphone (Apple interfaces – CarPlay and Google – AndroidAuto)
- Lighting control
- Condition of cargo transport
- Virtual Buttons
- Air conditioning control
Mercedes-Benz vehicle, equipped with over 60 new features, partially dismantled cars, and Bulgarian engineers have proved their level of world-class ideas and abilities.