The future Mercedes E-Class which is being launched next spring will be the most intelligent car ever made.
Safety is a core element of the Mercedes-Benz brand and the new Mercedes E-Class generation will underline the Mercedes leading position as a safety pioneer.
Intelligent Drive next Level is the next step to the autonomous driving. The system is able to keep the car at a correct distance behind slower vehicles ahead automatically and can also follow them in their lane at a speeds from 0 of up to 200 km/h. At speeds up to 130 km/h, the system is not dependent on clearly visible lane markings as it can also intervene if the lines on the road are unclear or there are no lines on the road at all.
If the Comand Online is ordered, the optional Speed Limit Pilot subfunction can autonomously adjust the vehcicle’s speed according to informations received from the camera detected speed limits.
Active Brake Assist can warn the driver of imminent crash situations, provide just the right level of assistance in the event of sudden braking and also apply the brake automatically in an emergency. In adition to detecting the slower-moving and the stationary vehicles, it also detects and reacts to crossing traffic at junctions, the tail ends of traffic jams and pedestrians.
Evasive Steering Assist is the ideal complement to the pedestrian detection function of Active Brake Assist. When the driver deliberately or instinctively performs an evasive manoeuvre in a dangerous situation, this function can assist by adding precisely calculated steering torque to support the movement of the steering wheel.
Remote Parking Pilot can park the car or take out the car from the parking space with the driver staying outside the car and using a smartphone application. It helps in the situations in which parking space is very tight.
Car-to-X Communication allows the mobile phone-supported exchange of information with other vehicles further ahead on the road, for example, can effectively allow the driver to see around corners or through obstacles. This means that the driver receives an earlier warning than previously in the event of imminent danger, such as vehicle in an accident.
Digital car key allows the driver’s smartphone to be used as a vehicle key.
Pre-Safe Impulse side system offers additional protection in case of side collision is detected. The air chambers in the backrest side bolsters inflate rapidly to prevently move the occupant sideways, away from the danger area. This increases the distance between passenger and door.
Pre-Safe sound protects the passengers ears from the expected noise in the event of a possible collision.
Multibeam LED headlamps each with 84 high performance LEDs automatically illuminate the road with precision controlled distribution of very bright light without blinding other road users.