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“6D Vision” Feature on New Mercedes-Benz S-Class Awarded the Karl Heinz Beckurts Prize

6D Vision, a new feature that’s set to debut on the upcoming Mercedes-Benz S-Class, has just been given the Karl Heinz Beckurts Prize, which is given to scientific and technical achievements that are deemed to be driving forces in Germany when it comes to innovation.. Specifically, the award will go to the men in Daimler’s research team who developed this safety innovation: Dr. Uwe Franke, Dr. Stefan Gehrig, and Dr. Clemens Rabe. With the 6D Vision system that’s part of the Intelligent Drive program, road safety is enhanced because the technology can easily identify the various traffic environments as well as the hazards within them, thereby considerably helping reduce the… Continue Reading »


Mercedes’ Night View Assist Gets Pedestrian Spotlight Upgrade

There are always times when pedestrians suddenly seem to come out of nowhere, and all you have is your reflexes to avert certain disaster. Not anymore, at least not if Mercedes-Benz’s new Active Night View Assist Plus system delivers on its promise to illuminate people that are near or on the road. The ANVAP system has been in place on some models for some time now, using a combination of night vision cameras and infrared headlamps, but this new iteration showcases a new feature: a headlight-mounted spotlight designed to be pointed at the direction of wayward pedestrians. When the spotlight shines a bright beam on the pedestrians, they will be… Continue Reading »


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