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A Good Long Look at the Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive Safety Technology

Road safety is one of the most important aspects that any car from any manufacturer needs to focus on. In an ideal world, road safety would supersede all other aspects of a car, especially when we’re all so aware that road accidents claim lives. It’s a deathly frightening prospect to have the idea of dying in a car crash, whether you’re a driver, a passenger, or just an innocent bystander. And those that do survive a car crash are likely to be injured in a manner that would be disruptive to their way of life. Sometimes, these disruptions to their lives can even become permanent, as is the case with… Continue Reading »


Explained: The Self-Directed System On The 2014 S-Class [Video]

  Mercedes-Benz has always put a premium on safety for its products and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class is no exception as the company has made it the first vehicle to provide a self-directed system that allows it to maneuver itself. A series of videos were posted recently that explained this self-directed system of the S Class. The vehicle features a number of integrated sensors monitors road markings and traffic up to a distance of over 650 feet. Together with the computer program and electronic steering, the sensors will allow the system to control the car without any involvement from the driver. This fully automatic system on the 2014 Mercedes-Benz… Continue Reading »


Distronic Plus and Brake Assist Plus Reduce Rear-end collisions by 20%

Distronic Plus and Brake Assist Plus, the Mercedes-Benz assistance systems based on sophisticated German engineered radar technology, are proving to be effective contributors to accident prevention. This is the conclusion reached after an analysis carried out by Mercedes-Benz on the basis of representative accident research data. With the help of this technology an average of one fifth of all rear-end collisions could be prevented in Germany alone. And on motorways, rear-end collisions could be reduced even further: by an average of 36%. The Mercedes-Benz systems warn drivers when they are maintaining too little distance from the vehicle traveling in front and provide support in the event of emergency braking.


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