The new experience of safe handling thanks to assistance systems has now come to the camper van segment. The first ever camper van is now available with the Crosswind Assist. As of January 2015, the Hymer ML-T provides its passengers with protection against sudden gusts of wind from the side.
In the process, the licensed bodybuilder intensifies its partnership with the Sprinter manufacturer. “The high standards of quality which distinguish the suspension systems and the intelligent, electronic safety systems make Mercedes-Benz the ideal partner for us”, explains Hymer’s Managing Director, Jörg Reithmeier.
Regardless of whether the vehicle is a Sprinter, a Vito or a Citan: The integrated driver assistance systems make the vans with the star safer than ever before. The COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST provides the driver with a visual and acoustic warning of possible collisions with other vehicles. The Blind Spot Assist’s sensors help drivers to monitor their blind spot. In addition, the High-Beam Assist serves to prevent oncoming traffic from being blinded in situations with poor visibility. When gusts of wind from the side threaten to throw the vehicle off course, the Crosswind Assist activates the electronic stability program, ESP. It specifically brakes the wheels, counteracting the effects of the crosswind. Features such as these demonstrate why Mercedes-Benz vans have long set the standards in safety and comfort.
The popular Hymer ML-T is based on the Sprinter panel van. A narrow plastic hood connects the original driver’s cabin with the camper body. The Sprinter is the ideal vehicle for conversion into a camper van because Mercedes-Benz specifically adapts its chassis to the body manufacturer’s own individual requirements. As part of the manufacturing process. The highly efficient diesel engines and the environmentally friendly BlueTEC engine technology make the Sprinter a powerful and clean partner for the travel sector.
Naturally, the latest safety technology is also an absolute must. “We feel that it is very important that camper vans based on our van models fulfill the same safety requirements and standards”, says Roland Zey, the Head of Sales Management and Development at Mercedes-Benz Vans.
The Hymer ML-T represents the first step. Thanks to its diverse assistance system it stays on track in any weather.