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Best Safety Features of Mercedes Benz: A Closer Look

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Mercedes Benz has a long-held reputation for incorporating safety into their vehicles and using innovative technology to help prevent accidents. Over the years the German firm has created a number of signature safety features.

From accident prevention technology through to braking support, Mercedes has always been one-step ahead in the automobile world when it comes to driver and road safety.

The team at Big Motoring World helped us out with the following features. They have a massive range of used Mercedes Benz if you want to check them out.

Here is a quick look at some of the best safety features from Mercedes.

Imminent accident technology

Mercedes is renowned for its “pre-safe” technology range which has been designed specifically to warn drivers when an accident is imminent using a range of sensors and detectors. With this technology on board, drivers receive invaluable warning before an accident happens.

As well as the warning systems Mercedes has developed technology which enables the car to prepare itself and its occupants against an impending collision. For example, the car will automatically close the sunroof and any open windows.

This technology also means the car will automatically tighten seatbelts to prevent passengers and the driver being thrown forward in the collision, and it can adjust the head rests in the front of the car for extra comfort and protection in the resulting accident.

Accident data

The team at Mercedes is always looking to develop the next ground-breaking safety feature for their cars, and the way they do this is through their own in-house accident investigation programme. The company spends a great deal of time assessing potential accident scenarios to see if they can then develop counteractive technology.

The team works on the scenario by calculating the potential angles of collision, assessing the speed at impact and collecting as much data as possible from all angles. The data is then fed into the creation of all of their innovative safety technology to make it as effective as possible.

Automatic braking technology

If a driver becomes even slightly distracted while driving, there is a chance of an accident which is why the pre-safe system has the imminent collision warning for drivers. In addition, Mercedes have also developed automatic braking technology.

Once the vehicle senses a collision is imminent, the car will automatically start to brake, initially using about 40% of the brake power. If the driver doesn’t start to brake, the car will automatically engage 100% of the brake power by itself to try to reduce the potential collision impact.

Night time safety features

Driving at night is always more challenging, particularly on dark unlit roads, which is why Mercedes developed another of their innovative safety features – Night View Assist Plus. This technology uses a camera and infrared to provide the drive with a real-time view of what’s on the dark road in front of them.

It’s invaluable for avoiding potential collisions with animals or other obstructions which might be hiding in the darkness on a long drive. Most Mercedes are also fitted with LED headlamps which generate the most power at night time. They can also change configuration automatically to form the best beam pattern depending on the conditions.

Avoiding blind spot issues

All cars have blind spots, making it impossible to see cars coming up next to you or behind you, from certain angles. However, Mercedes have created technology for this exact reason. Their Active Blind Spot Monitoring system helps detect vehicles which you might not have seen, and alerts you to them.

Avoiding lane drifting

When driving on a straight road for a long time it is easy to lose concentration for a split second and drift over into the lane next to you accidentally, but this is where collisions occur. Mercedes developed their own Lane Keeping Assist program which monitors your driving and if it senses that the car has drifted over the line, it makes your steering wheel start to vibrate to alert you.

If you continue to drift into the next lane, the car can even apply the brakes along the relevant side of the car, to bring you back into the right driving position carefully.

Detecting other cars at night

We all know the problems which driving at night causes in terms of being dazzled by the headlights of oncoming traffic, and having to remember to switch your high beams up and down as other traffic approaches.

Mercedes have developed their “Adaptive High Beam Assist” technology which uses a camera to pick up the lights from oncoming traffic. It automatically calculates how much to reduce your car’s light beam by to avoid dazzling the other driver, but ensuring you can still see at the same time.

Mercedes’ reputation for safety features and the use of innovative technology to keep drivers safer is well-deserved. With all of the technology to help alert drivers to impending danger, and to enable the car to take action itself, you can feel undoubtedly feel safer in a Mercedes.

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Topics: Mercedes-Benz, Automotive Technology, Advanced Automotive Technology

Money Saving Diesel Cars

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Top 5 Diesel-Powered Used Cars

If saving money at the pump is on your to-do list, purchasing a diesel car might be exactly what you need to-do.

“Many diesel offerings in the U.S. market are more expensive than their respective gasoline models and combined with the higher cost of diesel fuel vs. premium gasoline, some customers may have a hard time justifying the price difference,” said Robert Angner, Department Manager in Advanced Product Planning with Mercedes Benz. (Source: Digital Trends)

Moreover, the majority of vehicles with diesel-engine options still demand more than 100 percent of that option's manufacturer's suggested retail price three years after purchase, says Ricky Beggs, vice president and managing editor of Black Book, the publisher of used-car values. "Hybrids with their initial premium over regular gas models do not have the positive return," he says. (Source: Bankrate)


2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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The Jetta is a front-engine, front-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan. With a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode transmission, the vehicle has a turbocharged DOHC 16-valve diesel inline-4, iron block and aluminum head, direct fuel injection engine. EPA of 30 cilty mpg and 42 highway mpg, the estimated base price is $23,850. Source: Car and Driver


 

2014 BMW 328d xDrive Diesel Sports Wagon

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The 2014 BMW 328d is a front-engine, 4-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 5-door wagon. The 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode has a turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve diesel inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection engine. The EPA is 31 city mpg and 43 highway mpg. The calculated base price is $43,875. Source: Car and Driver


 

2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec Diesel

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The 7-speed automatic with manual shifting mode transmission, is a front engine, rear or 4-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan. Similarly to the 2014 BMW, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz has a turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve diesel inline-4, iron block and aluminum head, direct injection engine. The EPA is 24 city mpg and 38 highway mpg. If you're wanting to be more economical, the base price of $55,000 might not be in your budget. Source: Car and Driver


 

2015 Audi A3 TDI Diesel Sedan

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In similar fashion to the 2014 BMW and 2014 Mercedes-Benz, the 2015 Audi A3 has a turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve 2.0-liter diesel inline-4, iron block and aluminum head, direct fuel injection engine. The 6-speed dual clutch automatic with manual shifting mode, is a front-engine, front-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan. With an estimated city/highway EPA of 31/43 mpg, this vehicles base price is lower than its competitors, at $33,525. Source: Car and Driver


 

2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TDI Manual

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Comparable to the previous vehicles, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf has a turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve diesel inline-4, iron block and aluminum head, direct fuel injection engine. The front-engine, front-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback vehicle gets an EPA city/highway of 31/43 mpg. This 6-speed manual is evaluated at a base price of $25,415. Source: Car and Driver


When looking to purchase a new vehicle and make a good investment at the same time, making the decision to get a diesel-powered vehicle might be the correct choice for you. Getting the most use and enjoyment out of your vehicle is important. It's also important to know which brands of cars can be wise investments when deciding between a gasoline-powered car and a diesel-powered car.

Additionally, it's important for you and your vehicle to be protected at all times. Investing in an extended warranty will provide you with the extra coverage you want in order to keep you safe. True Auto is without a doubt the premier and most trusted extended vehicle warranty company in the industry. Coverage plans will protect your new and used vehicle. Call 877-397-1022 or Click HERE to recieve your FREE Quote today. 


 

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