Every new Setra means advanced assistance systems – and the MultiClass 500 is no exception. The innovative Preventive Brake Assist 2* warns the driver of a collision with stationary or moving objects. At the same time, it automatically initiates a braking manoeuvre with partial braking. Preventive Brake Assist 2 reacts to stationary and moving objects, including pedestrians and cyclists. Additionally, objects outside the carriageway, such as road signs, parked vehicles or traffic in adjacent and opposite lanes, are detected better within the system limits. The 360° camera system provides extra assistance, making the driver aware of pedestrians, cyclists and obstacles even in areas that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to see. The latest version of the Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) intelligent cruise control is another crucial safety factor. PPC automatically reduces the speed when entering towns as well as before tight bends on country roads or obstacles such as roundabouts and stop or give way signs. This provides responsive and predictive driving. The new electronic parking brake provides a very different kind of functional aid: the system helps hill starts with an additional, integrated moving-off aid. It furthermore prevents the vehicle rolling accidentally if the driver stops, unfastens the seat belt and leaves their seat.