CLS features new driving assistance systems
April 27, 2011
The new Mercedes-Benz CLS boasts more than a dozen driving assistance systems, which help to prevent traffic accidents and reduce the severity of an accident.
One of the new systems, the Active Blind Spot Assist, warns the driver if it detects that there is a danger of collision if the vehicle is about to change lanes.
“Should the driver ignore the warnings and the vehicle come dangerously close to the next lane, Active Blind Spot Assist will intervene,”
“By applying braking force to the wheels on the opposite side of the vehicle via the Electronic Stability Program ESP, a yaw movement is created which counteracts the collision course.”
The Active Lane Keeping Assist, another new safety system, kicks into action if the Mercedes-Benz vehicle inadvertently drifts over a solid line to the right or left of a lane.
In this case, the manufacturer explained, Active Lane Keeping Assist uses the ESP to brake the wheels on the far side and thereby bring the vehicle back on course.
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