Traditionally Mercedes-Benz stands for a high degree of safety in road traffic. With around a dozen new or enhanced assistance systems our engineers have now written a new chapter in the long history of passenger car safety. The spotlight is now focused even more brightly on avoiding traffic accidents and reducing the severity of accidents.
The sensors of the new optional safety technology provide the new E-Class "senses" as an option, including radar and camera technology which looks far ahead and monitors the vehicle’s surroundings. If these radar sensors detect e.g. an imminent rear-end collision, they first warn the driver and can then assist by actuating the brakes.
A further milestone on the way to reaching the vision of accident-free driving is the Adaptive High-Beam Assist function. The system is available as an option and always provides the best possible illumination of the road surface in every situation. With oncoming traffic or vehicles travelling in front, High-Beam Assist automatically adjusts the headlamps to the dipped-beam setting. In the dipped-beam setting the headlamp range is adjusted so as not to dazzle other road users – the headlamp range can be expanded to up to 300 metres. Manually switching between low beam and high beam is no longer necessary.