The exclusive PRE-SAFE system can sense that a collision might be imminent, and help prepare in the moments immediately prior. Tapping into a network of sensors, PRE-SAFE can detect certain conditions that suggest an accident is about to occur. The system then tightens the front seat belts, adjusts the front head restraints and passenger seat, and can even close the windows and sunroof, all to better prepare the occupants for a better outcome from the restraint systems.
Maintaining the proper amount of space between vehicles is critical to safety, and is particularly helpful when cruise control is engaged. When Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC is enabled, the vehicle keeps a selectable set of car length between itself and the car in front of it. As traffic slows or stops, your vehicle will slow down as well, even coming to complete stop if necessary. DISTRONIC operates in conjunction with two other safety features: Active Steering Assist and Active Speed Limit Assist.
We all know that a long trip can cause driver fatigue. An industry first, ATTENTION ASSIST, takes note of over 70 parameters in the first minutes of a drive to get to know your personal driving style. As your journey continues, it can detect certain steering corrections that suggest the onset of drowsiness. It then considers a wide array of other factors, from crosswinds and road smoothness to how often you’re interacting with the vehicle’s controls and switches. If it detects driver fatigue, ATTENTION ASSIST sounds an alert encouraging you to stop for a rest.
Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Alert
Blind Spot Assist goes a step beyond your side mirrors utilizing radar sensors in the rear bumper to detect that a vehicle is alongside yours. If so, a red icon lights up in the side mirror to let you know the vehicle is there. If you signal for a lane change, an alert sounds. With Lane Keeping Assist, a camera tracks the markings on the pavement as you drive. If it senses that you’re drifting out of your lane, the system vibrates the steering wheel. And with either system, advanced active technology can apply the brakes on one side of the vehicle, to help guide you back into your own lane.
These are but a handful of the standard and available features found on Mercedes-Benz models. To learn about all the safety features of the model in which you are most interested, please visit your Mercedes-Benz dealer in Goldens Bridge, NY, Mercedes-Benz of Goldens Bridge, so that our highly-trained product specialists can review the various safety features with you in person, taking into account your own needs and concerns.