Using all the senses.
Avoid accidents and mitigate their consequences: this is the integrated approach adopted by Mercedes-Benz Accident Research under the slogan “Real Life Safety”. Under the umbrella term “Intelligent Drive”, Mercedes-Benz is systematically pursuing this strategy with numerous new assistance systems, greatly enhanced functions and innovative protective systems. Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive turns the vehicle into an “intelligent partner”: it detects a comprehensive range of dangers and offers support through visual, audible and/or haptic warnings, whilst also being able to reinforce the driver’s reaction. Some systems are even able to take corrective action in an emergency, such as the autonomous application of the brakes to prevent an accident or lessen its severity – the driver is thus relieved and the comfort level increased.
This intelligent and innovative combination of sensors and systems is a milestone on the road to autonomous and accident-free driving.