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This is How Mercedes-Benz Digital Light Communicates with People

The function of the Mercedes-Benz Digital Light does not only revolve in improving road safety, it turns out that it can also be used to communicate with people and brighten up their mood. Recently, Mercedes released a video showing how the technology can project messages on surfaces and how people reacted to them. The Mercedes-Benz Digital Light features high-definition headlamps with chips controlling over two million micromirrors. The light coming out from the system can be manipulated to form images and words that can let the driver of the car convey messages to pedestrians and other drivers. As the video shows, the lights work like projectors. The technology provides an early… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz’s Intelligent Drive System: A Revolution In Auto Safety

Although traffic fatalities have decreased over the course of the 20th century, there are still roughly 32,000 fatal crashes every year in the USA. Automakers around the world are tirelessly working to improve the technology in their vehicles to make them better able to prevent collisions before they happen. In recent years, Mercedes-Benz has become a leading manufacturer of safer, smarter vehicles. Mercedes-Benz is particularly proud of its new hi-tech Intelligent Drive system. What Is Intelligent Drive? Intelligent Drive refers to a complex network of radar sensors, cameras, and software built into certain Mercedes-Benz vehicles. With the use of a special stereoscopic camera on the front windshield, an Intelligent Drive car can easily scan… Continue Reading »

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The Frustrating Flaw of the MBUX Intelligent Multimedia System in the New A-Class

The Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) debuted in January at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas and it recently made its way to the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Its maker described it as an intuitive and intelligent multimedia system capable of processing various commands and recognizing various speech patterns. The system is activated by simply uttering, “Hey Mercedes.” The Cool Part The MBUX is a huge leap forward for Mercedes and a big benefit to their car users. Its basic functions are similar to Siri or Alexa. For example, if you say “Hey Mercedes” followed by “I’m cold”, the system will activate the car’s climate control. That’s pretty neat… Continue Reading »

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Man Revisits Place of Near-Death Experience with Self-Driving Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Near-death experiences can be very traumatic. What more if you have driven off a cliff? That’s what exactly happened to Christopher White one unfortunate day while he was driving his Mercedes-Benz S-Class in 1988. According to White’s recollection of the event and the ad from Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA), he was driving tired during that time, which resulted him losing control of the vehicle while at Chapman’s Peak Drive in Cape Town and dropping the equivalent of a 30-story building down to the rocks below. White survived the impact because he was wearing his seatbelt and due to the amazing engineering of the S-Class he was in. Mercedes picked up… Continue Reading »

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Waste Collection Vehicle Mercedes-Benz Econic Gets Fitted With Active Brake Assist 4

The fourth generation of Mercedes’ Active Brake Assist will be fitted in the Mercedes-Benz Econic, a waste collection vehicle in Germany. The automaker said that the fourth generation of its assistance system will protect the most vulnerable road users—the pedestrians. As the waste collection vehicle gets deployed in both urban areas and the residential areas, so accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists are a part of the risk that drivers take. The confusing road and traffic conditions are part of everyday life, but such dangerous situations could be evaded by the Econic, thanks to the Active Brake Assist 4. The system is able to warn the driver of a collision and… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class Production Begins

The production of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class model has begun in Rastatt, Germany. The A-Class is already in its fourth-generation. The car is highlighted by the integration of Mercedes-Benz User Experience or MBUX, which is the newest multimedia system of the German luxury vehicle brand. According to Daimler, the production of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class started on April 19. Markus Schäfer, Member of the Divisional Board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Production & Supply Chain, drove the first unit of the range off the assembly line during the ceremony to kick off its production. Brief History of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class The A-Class is just one of the five compact car models made… Continue Reading »

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Top 3 Legal Issues Concerning Mercedes-Benz Self-Driving Cars

The Mercedes-Benz self-driving car technology was just tested in actual road conditions worldwide. Using an S-Class with autonomous driving system, the three-pointed star marque successfully concluded its Intelligent World Drive global tour. During the testing of the Mercedes-Benz self-driving car, several issues were seen such as the auto’s lack of capability to distinguish school buses, Bott’s Dots, carpool lanes, and differing speed signs. Some representatives of the American Bar Association and Smith Jones Solicitors also saw several legal problems that people in self-driving cars may encounter. Many State and Federal Laws Do Not Support It Many self-driving cars that are under development today feature driverless functions. However, it should be… Continue Reading »

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