The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is currently known as the undisputed leader in the premium vehicle segment in terms of convenience and comfort, and for good reason; this sophisticated sedan knows no bounds when it comes to refined amenities. Take a look below as we explore all the best technology features found standard and available on the new S-Class Sedan.
Notable Driving Assistance System on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan
Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC – Depending on your speed choice, Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC can help minimize driver fatigue by responding automatically to the changes in road routes. This means that if you select a route using your vehicle’s navigation system, Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC can plan speeds according to turns, roundabouts, bends, and more. The system will then automatically slow or speed up your S-Class Sedan depending on what is going on outside the vehicle.
Active Lane Changing Assist – Your S-Class Sedan’s navigation uses camera technology to recognize lane markers on the road. When the driver is ready to change lanes, it sends a signal to the Active Lane Changing Assist system which in turns checks the markers to make sure there is no one in the other lane. When the lane is all clear, the system then sends a signal back to the driver, giving them the okay to head over.
Active Emergency Stop Assist – In the event of a catastrophe at the wheel, the Active Emergency Stop Assist system monitors your driving habits and notices a lack of steering wheel movement after a certain period of time. After prompting the driver to put their hands back on the wheel through a series of audio and visual alerts, the system will then recognize the lack of movement and slow down in a hazard-free lane until the vehicle is at a standstill.
Car-to-X Communication – A Mercedes-Benz exclusive, this smart system is built right into your S-Class Sedan and uses radar-reported transmissions to detect hazardous situations in your future. For example, the Car-to-X Communication system can receive a signal from another Mercedes-Benz system up ahead of you, warning you about an upcoming roadblock. In turn, you can make adjustments to your route to avoid the hazard.