On the road in the Palatinate Forest.
A trip through the Palatinate Forest in the sunshine is fascinating. It becomes exciting too if you’re sitting alongside Mathias Beismann in a New Actros. “60, 59, 58, 57, 56 kilometres per hour – why are we now slowing down?”, the driver-trainer asks the co-driver.
He hasn’t got an answer, so Beismann gives it himself: “Because we’re driving towards a hilltop. We’re still going uphill, but the downhill section already starts up ahead. The system knows that and is now reacting to the fact.” The system is called Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) and is now available for the New Actros.