Mercedes-Benz technology features explained
Mercedes-Benz is continually on the cutting edge when it comes to technology. They are often first to market with new and innovative features that the rest of the automotive world simply has to catch up on. Here we will have a list of common Mercedes-Benz technology features and we will attempt to explain them.
What is Mercedes-Benz PRE SAFE®?
PRE SAFE® is the name that Mercedes-Benz has ascribed to a wide range of safety technology designed to lessen the harm to occupants caused by an impact. This system does several little things including rapidly inflating front seat bolsters to reduce intrusion in a side impact. This Mercedes-Benz system goes so much further though.
For example, Mercedes-Benz noticed that loud impact noises can damage eardrums temporarily and even permanently. One way to mitigate this damage is to pre-trigger your ear’s natural defenses against loud noises with “pink noise.” If your PRE SAFE® equipped vehicle senses an impending accident, it will play this pink noise in an effort to save your ears.
How does Mercedes-Benz DRIVE PILOT work?
You’ve likely heard of intelligent cruise control systems, well Mercedes-Benz DRIVE PILOT takes that concept a step further. By utilizing an array of sensors, your DRIVE PILOT equipped Mercedes-Benz can stop and go with traffic, but it can also keep you in between the lines during both straight driving and in curves with no driver input.
What’s more, you can change lanes by simply turning on your turn signal. This system does require you to be attentive, and it is still the driver’s responsibility to stay safe out on the road, but this is a unique glimpse into the future of driving.
What does Mercedes-Benz DYNAMIC SELECT do?
Besides proving that Mercedes-Benz likes to name features with all capital letters, DYNAMIC SELECT also lets you adjust the throttle, shifting, and even the chassis of your Mercedes-Benz depending on how you want to drive it.
ECO mode gives you better efficiency, Sport gives you better performance, and there’s even a mode that you can set yourself.
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What is Car-to-X?
In the future, everything will be connected, but for Mercedes-Benz, the future is now.
Car-to-X connects your Mercedes-Benz vehicle to a central information source and provides you with updates and alerts for driving conditions. You can also report hazards to let other Car-to-X drivers know what’s going on.