The new Mercedes 2017 E-Class has to be one of the smartest cars around thanks to its amazing technology which can be found throughout the car – including the semi-autonomous driving system which means it virtually drive itself.
This luxury car has even managed to win the 2017 Kelley Blue Book Best Auto Tech award for its German manufacturer. So what is it about this car which makes it so smart and so technologically advanced?
Here is a quick rundown of some of the key technologies which make the Mercedes E-Class so impressive:
1. The Drive Pilot System
The most impressive feature of this new car is the Drive Pilot System which basically means the car can go into a cruise control state and drive by itself even at speeds of around 130mph. It works by having the vehicle automatically follow a car in front of it so suitable for motorway driving.
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This impressive system also features Steering Pilot which allows the car to pick up on its surroundings through a system of sensors and keep the driver steering the car correctly – it works even when the road markings are not clearly visible.
2. Active Lane Change Assist
This feature helps the drive to safely change lanes by using a camera and radar linked system. AS soon as the driver puts the indicator on the car sensors check the surroundings to see if it safe to manoeuvre. It then helps the driver to move into the chosen lane through the steering system.
3. The Active Brake Assist
This impressive safety feature means the car can apply its own brakes automatically if something were to happen. It has been improved in this particular car to assess and detect for traffic when crossing a junction as well.
It helps the car driver to avoid a potential collision at up to around 40 mph and can lessen the impact of any collision which occurs at a faster rate.
4. The Evasive Steering Assist
This safety feature helps stop the car driver from oversteering or causing an accident in the process of trying to avoid another collision. If the driver suddenly steers the car to avoid an incident, this system will help adjust the steering so the driver can manoeuvre back safely.
5. Active Lane Keeping Assist
This system guides the car out of danger if the driver starts to drift across into the next lane of traffic. The sensors detect the issue and the car will automatically brake on one side to correct the course of the vehicle.
6. The Active Blind Spot Assist
This is yet another active safety function whereby the car uses monitoring systems to constantly check the driver’s blind spot. If another car appears into the blind spot the car alerts the driver with a warning signal.
If the driver tries to move across into the path of the vehicle the car will issue a warning alarm and if that is ignored the car will take the decision to brake, to prevent the driver from moving towards danger.
7. The Pre-Safe Impulse
If a collision into the side of the Mercedes E-Class is imminent this feature will help to protect the driver or the passengers by inflating the side of the seat which is nearest to the potential impact site. This helps to cushion the car as well as protect the person.
8. The Attention Assist
If a driver starts to fall asleep or stray from their usual driving pattern this feature will use sensors to alert the driver and make them pay attention through alarms.
There can be no doubt that with all of these amazing safety and driving assist technologies, the Mercedes E-Class is one smart cookie of a car. With warnings for the driver, and the ability to take corrective action to prevent accidents, there is nothing this car can’t do to make things safer on the roads.
Whether you’re thinking about new or used, the Mercedes Benz E-Class is a great choice and oozes quality.
In recognition of all the innovation and technology, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class was given the highest possible award at the UK Car of the Year Awards 2017.
As well as the technology, the E-class comes complete with the expected luxury and style which is the standard from Mercedes Benz, making it an incredibly impressive car all round. If you are looking for a top of the range stylish, luxurious and gadget-filled car then this has to be the one for you.
With its autonomous driving features andthe possibility of challenging dangerous driving decisions, this car can almost do without a driver, however, with all its awards, gadgetry and style it’s definitely a car which no discerning Mercedes fan will want to be seen without. This car has the most extensive range of safety features around making it one of the smartest cars on the market.
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