The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

New Features on the New Mercedes-Benz E-class Luxury Sedan

December 14, 2009

MONTVALE, NJ - Standard safety equipment on the new Mercedes-Benz E-class luxury sedan includes a monitor to tell sleepy drivers to get off the road, according to www.freep.com.

Called Attention Assist, the system triggers a beep and displays the image of an espresso cup - when it determines the driver is getting sleepy and likely to cause an accident.

The system measures 70 different things, including abrupt and repeated steering and audio system adjustments, to determine the driver has begun to nod off.

A separate system on all E-classes automatically tightens the seatbelts and adjusts the front passenger seat to the safest position when emergency braking by the driver suggests a crash is imminent.

An optional safety feature automatically applies full braking force automatically when a front collision is unavoidable to reduce the force of impact. That system uses radar sensors from the car's automatic cruise control.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Comments

Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:
 
 

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

Sponsored by

API stands for Application Programming Interface. An API can be used to enable automated computer calls that request and receive information from a partner’s site.

Read more

Accident Costs Calculator

DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH REVENUE IT TAKES TO OFFSET FLEET ACCIDENT COSTS?
Use this calculator to see how much extra sales revenue your company needs to generate to make up for the profits lost as a result of fleet accidents.
Launch Accident Cost Calculator 

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher