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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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4 New Problems Encountered by Mercedes Self-Driving Cars

School buses, Bott’s Dots, carpool lanes and speed limits signs. These are four major problems that the individuals behind the Mercedes-Benz self-driving car project are trying to solve. During the last leg of Mercedes’ Intelligent World Drive global tour wherein the automaker fitted its S-Class with self-driving capabilities, they found out that the factors mentioned presented potential trouble for autonomous cars in the United States of America. 1. School Buses In the U.S., school buses are special road users. Once a school bus comes to a halt and its red sign has been activated, every vehicle within its immediate vicinity must also stop. Even incoming autos from the opposite directions must… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz User Experience Showcased at the 2018 CES

The Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) is an intuitive and intelligent multimedia system that will be coming with the new A-Class. The new tech was showcased at the opening of the 2018 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas. The MBUX is a new user interface system that allows the occupants of the vehicle to issue commands to the car using voice, touch or buttons. It adapts to the preferences of its users and it offers “over the air updates.” Aside from making the riding experience of the driver and passengers of the car convenient and fun, Mercedes said that MBUX creates an emotional connection between the vehicle and the people… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Hacked in Just a Minute

Mercedes-Benz is known for its top-of-the-line technology and tons of innovations. However, a couple of thieves caught in a CCTV showed that the brand’s cars are not 100% foolproof. In a footage released by the West Midlands Police in Birmingham, UK, a Mercedes could be seen parked in the victim’s driveway. Then another car parked behind it. Two hooded men carrying identical devices proceeded to the parked Mercedes. One of the men stayed at the door of the parked Mercedes and the other went near the house. In a few seconds, they were able to hack into the door of the Mercedes. Just like that, one of them entered into… Continue Reading »

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