How Does Mercedes-Benz Cross Traffic Emergency Braking Work?
Have you ever hit something with your car? Not fun, right? Do you want to avoid hitting things with your car in the future? If you do, you may have already stumbled upon Mercedes-Benz Cross Traffic Emergency Braking. Most major manufacturers offer technology like this, but none match the precision and reaction time of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
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With DRIVE PILOT, the E-Class can autonomously drive within the lines up to 130 miles per hour. If there are no visible lines on the road, it can follow the flow of traffic up to 81 miles per hour. Every 30 seconds, it will require you to either touch one of the pads on the steering wheel or grab control of the wheel itself. If you don’t, the car will safely come to a stop. If you are attentive and keep up with reminding the car that you are there, you can use this function to travel across the country.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Active Brake Assist
The 2017 E-Class is the closest thing available right now to autonomous driving. With Active Brake Assist, the car can come to a complete stop to avoid accidents up to speeds of 43 miles per hour. That means as long as you are going 43 miles per hour or less, your car won’t let you run into anything. If you are traveling above 43 miles per hour, it will still work, it just can’t guarantee you won’t collide. Not to be confused with PRE-SAFE Brake Assist, Active Brake Assist will operate the brakes without any prompt from the driver.
If you have any questions about how Mercedes-Benz emergency braking works, ask them in the comment section below. If you happen to be in Arizona, come to Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale to test it out yourself.