Protection from side collisions.
Mercedes-Benz is further extending its PRE-SAFE® occupant protection system by adding the innovative PRE-SAFE® impulse side function. If an imminent side collision is detected, it moves the occupant as far away as possible from the acute danger zone before impact. Mercedes-Benz has been protecting car occupants with its PRE-SAFE® concept in many accident situations for more than ten years. The concept includes various measures to move the occupants into the best possible position prior to an imminent impact. Unlike in the case of a frontal collision, there is only a limited crumple zone available in the event of a side impact.
To increase the size of this zone, the new PRE-SAFE® impulse side function moves the occupant in the danger zone away from the door and towards the centre of the vehicle just before an imminent side impact.