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PeterH on November 10th, 2009

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PeterH on November 9th, 2009

Radar sensors monitor the areas directly alongside and behind the car.

Blind Spot Assist, developed by Mercedes-Benz, uses radar technology to monitor the areas directly alongside and behind the car. It warns the driver when changing lanes would be too dangerous. Every year, around 9,500 serious road accidents in Germany are caused by motorists who fail to take heed of the traffic behind when changing lanes or cut across in front of another vehicle too soon after overtaking.

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PeterH on November 3rd, 2009

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How does it work? The laser beams scanning the road to give a car an immensely supple yet perfectly responsive ride sounds like science fiction. The constantly scans the road one to seven metres in front of the car via infra-red laser beams, then tells the suspension to relax or brace itself for whatever it sees coming. (more…)

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PeterH on November 3rd, 2009

DISTRONIC PLUS/Brake Assist PLUS: Radar-based assistance systems can prevent 20 percent of all head-to-tail crashes

DISTRONIC PLUS and Brake Assist PLUS – Mercedes assistance systems based on sophisticated radar technology – are highly effective at helping to prevent accidents.


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PeterH on November 3rd, 2009


The technology of the new 4MATIC system

Latest generation of trend-setting all-wheel-drive system

• Power split between front and rear wheels in ratio of 45 to 55 percent
• Multiplate clutch with 50 Nm locking force offers additional traction
• Handling is clearly defined and always predictable
• Compact, lightweight design is optimised for reduced friction losses


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