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Mercedes Benz C-Class

Mercedes Benz C-Class Intelligent Drive in action

The Mercedes Benz C-Class intelligent drive features pedestrian detection and a city brake function: BAS PLUS and PRE-SAFE® Brake.

Autonomous braking for vehicles in front has also undergone a major enhancement.

The combination of stereo cameras and radar sensors detect pedestrians in front of the vehicle. Hazard detection triggers visual and acoustic warnings. If the driver reacts by braking, BAS PLUS boosts the braking power with Cross-Traffic Assist as the situation requires, right up to a full brake application. If the driver fails to react, the PRE-SAFE® Brake brakes the vehicle autonomously. The PRE-SAFE® Brake with pedestrian detection is active up to approx. 72 km/h and can autonomously prevent collisions with pedestrians when travelling at speeds of up to 50 km/h.

Mercedes Benz C-Class Intelligent Drive prevents accidents

Analyses of GIDAS accident data indicate that this new technology could prevent six per cent of pedestrian accidents and reduce the severity of a further 41 per cent. The autonomous braking function for stationary vehicles prevents rear-end collisions at speeds of up to 50 km/h.

Automatic manoeuvring into and out of parallel and end-on parking spaces: Active Parking Assist

Active Parking Assist enables automated parking with active steering and brake intervention in both parallel and perpendicular parking spaces. It is an advanced version of the PARKTRONIC system with Parking Guidance offered previously. What is more, the system is now also able to manoeuvre out of parallel parking spaces again all by itself with automatic steering and brake control, assuming the vehicle was parked there automatically beforehand.

When travelling at speeds below 30 km/h, ultrasound sensors with an extended range in the bumpers’ side sections survey the right side of the road for suitable parallel and end-on parking spaces. The same procedure occurs for the left side of the road if the driver activates the left turn indicator. A symbol in the instrument cluster shows that the system is in the process of measuring. An arrow appears alongside suitable parking spots indicating that the system is ready for automatic parking. The driver engages reverse gear to activate and confirms by pressing the OK button on the steering wheel.

Active Parking Assist steers and brakes the vehicle automatically and shows the necessary action that the driver needs to take in each case in the display, such as engaging the correct gear. The driver is able to control the acceleration of the vehicle by lightly pressing the accelerator or releasing the brake.


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