What is Mercedes-Benz PRESAFE®?
Mercedes-Benz PRESAFE® is one of the brand’s most impressive safety features. Using sensor technology, the system can detect the signs of a collision and secure the cabin of your vehicle in preparation. The best part? It’s standard or optional for most new Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Learn more about Mercedes-Benz PRESAFE® below and how it can make your trips around Costa Mesa and Laguna Beach safer.
How Does Mercedes-Benz PRESAFE® Work?
The main function of PRESAFE® is to prepare your vehicle for a collision or rollover before it takes place. How does the system sense a possible accident? It uses a series of sensors to detect instabilities associated with the onset of a collision or rollover, such as skidding or swerving. Once the threat is detected, the system immediately comes to your aid by tightening the front seatbelts and adjusting the front-seat head restraints, as well as closing the windows and sunroof to prevent debris from entering the cabin.
Extensions of PRESAFE®
PRESAFE® isn’t purely a standalone safety technology; it’s integrated into several other Mercedes-Benz driver assistance features, such as:
- DISTRONIC PLUS®: This intelligent adaptive cruise control system uses the PRESAFE® Brake feature to slow or stop your vehicle should a straight-ahead vehicle brake suddenly.
- PRESAFE® Sound: Like the general PRESAFE® system, this extension activates when an imminent collision or rollover is detected and emits a “pink noise” from the audio system to stimulate a natural reflex reaction in the human ear. This reflex reaction helps to prevent hearing damage.
- PRESAFE® Impulse Side: The latest addition to the Mercedes-Benz PRESAFE® family is PRESAFE® Impulse Side. This cutting-edge technology reduces the impact on front-row occupants during a side collision. The system includes sensors that detect impending side impact; when impact is imminent, a chamber in the front-seat side bolster activates, causing it to inflate. The inflation effectively pushes the occupant away from the door and toward the center of the vehicle, where they can be better protected. Additionally, seat inflation reduces the relative speed at which the vehicle’s side structure could strike the occupant’s torso. PRESAFE® Impulse Side is currently only available on select models, such as the S-Class Sedan.
Additionally, PRESAFE® uses the same sensors as other driver assists from Mercedes-Benz, including Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, and more.
Which Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Offer PRESAFE®?
Are you interested in a model with PRESAFE®? The following includes the system as standard or available equipment:
Learn More About PRESAFE® at Fletcher Jones Motorcars Near Irvine
Have additional questions related to “What is Mercedes-Benz PRESAFE®?” Contact us at Fletcher Jones Motorcars to schedule a test drive near Huntington Beach and Corona Del Mar, and we’ll put you behind the wheel of a vehicle equipped with PRESAFE®. Don’t hesitate to ask about other intelligent driver assists from the brand, including ATTENTION ASSIST® and DIGITAL LIGHT headlight technology.