How to Camp with A Mercedes-Benz Actros Truck?

During this week’s interview with Rob Halloway, he mentioned about his camping trip with an Actros truck. For people who don’t know anything about Actros, I would like to give a brief information. Actros is the top of the range from the Mercedes-Benz Truck, it features very high powered diesel engines with enormous amount of torque. The one Rob drove had 600PS and more than 2000nm torque, which means it is nearly ten times more powerful than a normal family hatchback!
Anyway, these trucks are designed for long journeys and offer state-of-art comfort for driving and sleeping. Double cab models offer two beds in the back of the cab, where Rob slept during his camping. Also, these trucks have automatic gearbox and lots of electronic features similar to passenger cars. Theoretically they are easy to drive but in practice, you need lots of experience!


Interview with Rob Halloway (Mercedes-Benz UK)

Today’s interview is with Rob Halloway, PR Manager of Mercedes-Benz UK. He is the person responsible for the passenger and commercial vehicles, and one of the most active Twitter users from the automotive industry. We know each other through the Twitter and the MIPAA.
From the beginning, Mercedes-Benz did a great hospitality for me. They picked me up from the train station with a Mercedes C350 Coupe. It was a fully loaded vehicle with everything, radar guided cruise control, blind spot system, traffic sign recognition, and ventilated seats! Five-star transportation.
Mercedes-Benz HQ is always amazing place for someone, who likes cars. They have many different types of vehicles in one place, from trucks to AMG high performance vehicles. Actually, my best piece was Lego Unimog that has more than one thousand parts and takes around at least six hours to build it!
With Rob, we talked about the new Mercedes vehicles. In 2011 and 2012 Mercedes revealed many new vehicles; SLK, CLS, SL, M-Class, B-Class and Actros truck. He summarised each vehicles’ unique feature and explained the new crash prevention system in B-Class.
In addition, we talked about the social media, its role in automotive industry and whom should manage it!
And, his journey with the Actros truck for a camping trip! And you will see what he drive at work ;)

Again, thank you very much to all Mercedes-Benz team for their great hospitality :)

The Actros camping post is here!

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