Radar sensors monitor the areas directly alongside and behind the car.
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…)
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.
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
Stuttgart – Mercedes-Benz is offering a glimpse into the future with myCOMAND, an internet-based infotainment system as part of a special preview during the Los Angeles Auto Show. myCOMAND is especially efficient and user-friendly and offers a range of functions unrivalled for variety. (more…)