Top 5 Safety Reasons Why a Mercedes-Benz is the Safest Vehicle
No matter what Mercedes-Benz you’re driving, you can always have confidence that it will be backed by some of the most reliable safety features in the industry. Here are the Top 5 Safety Reasons why a Mercedes-Benz is the safest vehicle you can drive.
1. PRESAFE® Technology
Mercedes-Benz’s signature Pre-Safe Technology will help warn drivers whenever a collision might be imminent to prepare in the moments leading up to it. The vehicle will prepare for the collision by tightening seatbelts, closing the sunroof and windows, and even adjusting the front head restraints.
2. DISTRONIC PLUS® with PRESAFE® Brake
Every second that a driver spends distracted on the road is a second that can have life-changing repercussions. For that reason, Mercedes-Benz keeps an eye on the road ahead. Your Mercedes-Benz DISTRONIC PLUS® feature uses advanced radar sensors to scan traffic ahead for stopped or slowing traffic. If your Mercedes-Benz senses an accident about to occur, the PRESAFE®® system feature will automatically initiate up to 40% braking power and will audibly alert the driver, followed by engaging the PRESAFE®® system. Should the driver fail to respond, the vehicle will apply 100% braking power on its own in order to help reduce the impact of a collision.
3. ATTENTION ASSIST®
Fatigued on the road? You’re Mercedes-Benz can sense it. The ATTENTION ASSIST® feature in your Mercedes-Benz takes note of over 70 parameters in the first minutes of a drive in order to get to know your driving style. As it learns your unique way of driving, it can then sense certain steering corrections that suggest the onset of drowsiness. If it senses you’re tired, ATTENTION ASSIST® will sound an alert to encourage you to stop for a rest.
4. Accident Investigation
Mercedes-Benz takes pride in offering some of the most notable safety features in the industry. This is why they’ve launched their accident investigation program – to help them determine what the most likely scenario for an accident might be so that they can develop technology to prevent it. They calculate collision angles, impact speed, and collect much more data to help improve their groundbreaking technology, which includes PRESAFE®®, ATTENTION ASSIST®, and many others.
5. Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist
In Southern California, you can expect heavy traffic, meaning threats can come from any direction. This is why Mercedes-Benz has designed Bling Spot Assist. Active Blind Spot was created to help detect vehicles alongside yours using radar sensors that you may have otherwise missed when looking in your rear view mirror. If your Mercedes-Benz detects a vehicle in your blind spot, a red icon will light up in the side mirror to let you know.
Need to change lanes? With Lane Keeping Assist technology, a special camera watches the markings on the pavement as you drive. If it sense you’re drifting out of your lane, it vibrate the steering wheel. It may even apply brakes to a single side of the vehicle to slowly bring you back into your own lane.