While the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class (http://www.mercedeshoffman.com/
The Steering Assist system will use a series of stereoscopic cameras in conjunction with radar systems to detect current road and traffic conditions. While the Active Lane Keeping Assist can apply steering forces and vibrate the steering wheel in order to make sure the driver is aware of impending traffic hazards, the new Active Steering system will actually try to keep the car centered in the lane based on lane markings on the road. The sensors involved in the new Active Steering system can sense potential obstacle up to 1/3 of a mile away, providing incredible collision-prevention assistance.
Mercedes-Benz engineers state that full control of the vehicle will ultimately be allowed for the driver — only when the driver seems to be lacking control will these systems intervene. Apparently, this system is so sophisticated that it can even sense when the driver’s hands are on the wheel, allowing the driver to be in charge during a panic situation.
Visit Mercedes-Benz of Hoffman Estates to find out more about the 2014 E-Class and the sophisticated Steering Assist system. Mercedes-Benz of Hoffman Estates is a full-service dealership located at 1000 West Golf Road (http://www.mercedeshoffman.com/