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Mercedes-Benz meets Veritasium. Episode 2: Active Brake Assist.

In an emergency situation, the Active Brake Assist warns the driver of the oncoming danger and, depending on the distance and size of the obstacle ahead, sends out an acoustic or visual warning to alert the driver. If the driver reacts in time, the Active Brake Assist supports the driver in applying pressure to the brakes, and if the driver reacts too slowly, the automatic braking system will be activated.
The Active Brake Assist can be activated and deactivated as and when the driver pleases. Additionally, it can be set to one of three modes, “Early”, “Medium” and “Late” – each of which determines the sensitivity of the driver assist programme.
By interpreting your driving behaviour, Active Brake Assist provides an intuitive safety measure that will bring your vehicle to a halt or reduce the speed exactly when you need it most. Active Brake Assist is just one of the many Mercedes-Benz driver assist features created to provide you with the ultimate security in all your driving endeavours.