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Assistance systems - Safe? Absolutely!

As a pioneer of safety technology, Daimler is on the “Road to Accident-free Driving” and is pointing the way forward with groundbreaking developments and patents. We aim to make the future of mobility as safe as possible for people on the move around the globe. As well as offering relief and support to drivers, Mercedes-Benz assistance systems protect drivers and pedestrians alike. Such systems have been available in the S-Class for quite some time. Now they are also included in the new E-Class and the new compact-car models from Mercedes-Benz. We set standards for safety.

  • Not only in the new S-Class, but also in the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class, various new or optimized assistance systems will already be included. One such system is the new Traffic Sign Assist feature, which can recognize “No Entry” signs and issue visual and acoustic warnings to prevent dangerous wrong-way driving.

  • “6D Vision is a milestone. The sensors detect activity in their surroundings much faster than people can. This technology will definitely lead to greater safety on the road.”
    Dr. Uwe Franke, Dr. Stefan Gehring, and Dr. Clemens Rabe from the Daimler Research and Advance Development for Assistance Systems and Chassis Systems

“6D Vision is a milestone. The sensors detect activity in their surroundings much faster than people can. This technology will definitely lead to greater safety on the road.” Dr. Uwe Franke, Dr. Stefan Gehring, and Dr. Clemens Rabe from the Daimler Research and Advance Development for Assistance Systems and Chassis Systems

Mercedes-Benz “Intelligent Drive” takes driving to a new dimension. The goal is to provide all-round protection to vehicle occupants and other road users.

Spurred by its “Vision of Accident-free Driving,” Mercedes-Benz is continually improving the capabilities of its driver assistance systems. Numerous systems with new and expanded features are now serving as active partners that can assist drivers in an increasing number of situations. These assistance systems use state-of-the-art sensor technology to continually monitor the area around the vehicle and, if necessary, support drivers in line with the current traffic situation.

The new systems are setting standards in the automotive industry and consistently build on the holistic approach adopted by Mercedes-Benz safety researchers. Mercedes-Benz has combined these intelligent assistance systems of the future in its Intelligent Drive concept, whose fundamental components are a stereo camera and an algorithm developed by Mercedes-Benz. In addition to detecting moving objects such as pedestrians and other vehicles, the camera records complex traffic situations. A closely linked network of sensors and systems not only lends the vehicle “eyes,” but also gives it a 360-degree view. This groundbreaking safety technology was nominated for the German Future Prize in 2011; it also received the 2012 Karl Heinz Beckurts Award. Along with other innovative safety, assistance and lighting systems, this 6D technology will become standard equipment in the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class in 2013. Several of these innovations will soon be on the road in the new E-Class.

 

Mercedes-Benz “Intelligent Drive”: Assistance systems for noticeably enhanced comfort and safety.

Our driver-support features cover a wide spectrum. They include systems for reducing stress, enhancing comfort and improving drivers’ reactions, as well as visual, acoustic, and tactile alarms. Some of the systems can even intervene autonomously to correct driver mistakes if necessary.

  • Mercedes-Benz “Intelligent Drive”: Assistance systems for noticeably enhanced comfort and safety.

Mercedes-Benz “Intelligent Drive”: Assistance systems for noticeably enhanced comfort and safety.

  • DISTRONIC PLUS with Steer Assist helps keep drivers in their lane and can automatically follow a vehicle in front in slow-moving traffic.
  • BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist is now capable of detecting traffic at intersections and also recognizes pedestrians. If necessary, it can boost the braking force applied by the driver.
  • PRE-SAFE® brakes can detect pedestrians and initiate a braking maneuver autonomously in order to prevent a collision at speeds of up to 50 km/h.
  • For the first time, PRE-SAFE® PLUS can now trigger PRE-SAFE® occupant protection measures when a rear-end collision is imminent.
  • PRE-SAFE® Impulse can reduce the risk and severity of injuries to drivers and front-seat passengers in a frontal collision.
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist detects oncoming traffic and automobiles in the adjacent lane, and can prevent the vehicle from leaving its lane unintentionally.
  • Adaptive Highbeam Assist PLUS makes it possible to keep high-beams on permanently without blinding the drivers of oncoming vehicles.
  • Night View Assist PLUS can warn drivers of the presence of pedestrians or animals in unlit areas. The systems can also flash a spotlight at the pedestrians it detects.
  • ATTENTION ASSIST can alert drivers to their own inattentiveness and drowsiness in an extended speed range of 60–200 km/h. For the first time, the system’s level of sensitivity can now be adjusted in line with the driver’s condition.