Mercedes-Benz S‑Class Takes Major Step Towards Autonomous Driving

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The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class will get extended driving assistance functions, which will help it take major step towards autonomous driving. Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC and Active Steering Assist are now claimed to support the driver even more conveniently in keeping a safe distance and steering. The vehicle speed is now also automatically adjusted in bends and at road junctions. Also on board are Active Emergency Stop Assist and a considerably improved Active Lane Change Assist.

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With the new driving assistance generation, autonomous driving is becoming yet more tangible. The scope of automated driving functions has been expanded in line with practical needs and now provides further enhanced, tangible customer benefits on virtually all types of road. The enhanced camera and radar systems provide the new S‑Class even better view of the traffic situation. In addition, for the first time, it makes use of map and navigation data to calculate driving behaviour.

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The driver is also able to see at a glance which assistance functions have been selected, and to which situations the systems are reacting at present. Clearly understood icons – e.g. a steering wheel with hands on both sides – give information both on the screen and in the head-up display. All functions are now controlled from the steering wheel.

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The new S‑Class be taking the major step towards autonomous driving this autumn. Stay tuned for more updates. Meanwhile, let us know your views through the comments section below.

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Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive in der neuen S-Klasse
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