New 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class With Self-Driving Capabilities as “Intelligent Drive”

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Mercedes like many other car manufacturers prepare a new generation of cars with more safe and comfortable experience. New version of S-Class which will be released in 2014 comes with a new intelligent system called “Intelligent Drive”. The system was designed to create a bubble of comfort and safety around the driver.

This 2014 S-Class model will enter in vehicle history as the most advanced road version of a car that is quite close by self-driving vehicles. Almost all versions of this series were released on the market with new and innovative technologies. Now is something special. The integrated system is for the first time a synergy between active and passive safety technology.

An old safety system already available on cars is PRE-SAFE that is able to prepare the vehicle and passengers if it detected a risk of an accident.

The Intelligent Drive system includes three main systems for safety, assistance, and lighting. One of the most improved is the assistance system redesigned with new and more accurate sensors able to analyse and recognize potential dangers on the roads. Speaking in figures, the car will see at 360 degrees and not just in front or back. The car is able to recognize and analyse all that happens around the body. The protection offered by the car was improved not just for passengers, is an improved also for road users.

The new and improved intelligent system was developed by researchers and engineers in Mercedes labs and was simulated on computers in many situations. Using simulations they could improve and optimize all systems without using hardware components.

About lighting technology, the new S-Class comes with more LED technology systems integrated to make the car more energy efficient by reducing power consumption. The intensity of brake lights is reduced in two cases: at nighttime or while waiting at traffic lights.

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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Last update on 18.07.2013

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Dragos George Calin
Dragos George Calin is an IT analyst who graduated Faculty of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, specialization Industrial Automation and Informatics with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, Automation and Computer Science. He has a great passion for robots and web development.
3 comments
tom
tom

one of the most beautiful and now intelligent car

Jennie
Jennie

Self driving cars is the new approach for automotive industry and I like google because invest money and time to develop the most intelligent car. If I want to buy an autonomous car and I have to choose between Mercedes and Google, even at this moment google car is the best I choose the German one.