PeterH on March 20th, 2013

Real Life Safety: Verkehrszeichen-Assistent

First assistance system in the fight against vehicles driving on the wrong side of the road

Stuttgart – In recent months there have been a shocking number of fatal accidents caused by so-called wrong-way drivers. Mercedes‑Benz has now developed an assistance system which aims to eliminate this threat and can even prevent drivers from driving unintentionally in the opposite direction to the flow of traffic. (more…)

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PeterH on February 24th, 2013

Mercedes-Benz E-Klasse Infografiken (more…)

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PeterH on November 19th, 2012

“New S-Class with all-round vision”

Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber is the Member of the Daimler Board of Management responsible for Group Research and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. We spoke to him about the potential of the new safety systems. (more…)

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PeterH on October 19th, 2012

The new benchmark for car audio systems

Stuttgart. The bass sounds come from the foot space at the front, high and mid-range tones are virtually at the same level as the occupants’ ears, and the music sounds as it would live on the (more…)

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PeterH on October 2nd, 2012

Less weight, more vision, more sound

Stuttgart – Before the year is out, Mercedes-Benz will present a completely redeveloped SL Roadster made for the first time almost entirely from aluminium. The full aluminium bodyshell of this newly developed vehicle weighs around 110 kilograms less than a comparable bodyshell constructed with the technology used for its predecessor.


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  • The research vehicle had side-sticks instead of steering wheel and pedals
  • Electromechanical control is safer and faster
  • “Drive-by-wire” principle de-couples the input device from the suspension

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