View of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV

What’s New in Safety Features of the Latest Vehicle?

Top 3 Safety Features of the Latest Vehicles You Should Know About

High-tech automobiles are here to stay. Car safety technology is rapidly evolving, bringing a slew of often unpronounceable acronyms for new systems that promise to keep us safe. Is it possible for a car to read a street sign? Can the safety systems of the family wagon react to a sudden traffic change faster than a seasoned driver? Yes, automakers say. In this blog post by Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ, we will discuss the best three safety features of the latest vehicles.  


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Drowsiness Detection System  

System for Detecting Drowsiness. Drowsiness Detection Systems, based on the technology that powers Lane Departure Warning, monitor how frequently you drift from your lane, looking for changes in driving patterns that can indicate drowsiness or microsleep, the type of sleeping that occurs when you doze off briefly. It is safe to microsleep in your recliner at home. When driving, those minutes spent dozing off can be dangerous, if not deadly. Sensors in more advanced systems monitor the driver’s face and gaze patterns for signs of drowsiness.

Interior of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV.
Dashboard view of the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43

Traffic Sign Recognition  

We’ve all been nervous because we didn’t notice a stop sign or a street sign indicating a speed limit change. Fortunately, the new generation of high-tech vehicles is ever vigilant. An increasing number of cars can read street signs we might miss and relay that information on the dash or head-up display.  

Automatic Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS)   

AEBS prevents rear-end collisions by going beyond simpler and potentially distracting collision warning systems. Sensors monitor the distance between the car and the vehicles in front of it. If the system detects an impending collision, it intervenes by assisting the driver with braking (but not hard enough) or automatically applying the vehicle’s brakes if the driver does not respond. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), up to one-third of all police-reported crashes involve a rear-end collision.


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