Four Ways That Mercedes-Benz Understood The Assignment For Safety
According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), car accidents happen every 60 seconds, which is equivalent to about 5.25 million accidents per year. While no one wants to be involved in a crash, there’s a likelihood that it may happen at least once in your lifetime. Fortunately, automakers like Mercedes-Benz are incorporating new safety technologies.
To be clear, these gadgets can’t completely stop you from being injured, but they may be able to make the effects of the crash less severe. Here are a few features that Mercedes-Benz offers to keep you safe.
This safety tool may not pump the brakes for you, but it at least warns you if an accident is imminent and will even brace for impact. We mean this quite literally, as your car’s windows and the sunroof will close, the front head restraints will be adjusted, and your seatbelt tightens before the inevitable collision.
While the accident still happened, hopefully, you would have left the vehicle with fewer bodily injuries.
Pre-Safe Brake and Distronic Plus Technology
Distracted driving has been ranked as the top cause of car accidents, which can be a result of many reasons such as talking and texting, using the GPS, applying makeup, adjusting controls, and more. While we’re quite a long way from a gadget that actually prevents you from becoming distracted, the German automaker at least has something that may change the outcome of you zoning out.
The Pre-Safe Brake and Distronic Plus technology allows your car to detect when an accident might happen and applies braking power of roughly 40%. An audible alert will also engage before using 100% of the braking power, assuming you don’t react in a timely manner.
Adaptive High Beam Assist
While driving at night may be a bit more difficult, particularly when having to react to the glare of vehicles’ headlights nearby. However, many vehicles from Mercedes-Benz involve Adaptive High Beam Assist. This technology consists of a specialized camera that scans the road, looking out for lights from other vehicles.
When it does find these lights, the illumination of the car’s headlights will change in order to ensure that they don’t have an effect on oncoming traffic. This is truly a safety feature because it’s made as a benefit to both you and other drivers around you.
Accident Investigation Program
Lastly, the luxury car company has a unique program for its customers. While your preferred accident lawyer will certainly act as a guide as you make your personal injury claim, Mercedes-Benz also uses its accident investigation program to investigate various accident scenarios and even create technology to prevent them.
Factors like collision angles, impact speed, and others are information used to help with the development process of these progressive car gadgets. In fact, since its outset in 1969, the automaker has either prevented or minimized the consequences of nearly 5,000 traffic accidents.
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You have access to any of these technologies or programs by purchasing a vehicle at John Sison Motors. We sell a wide range of vehicles from Mercedes-Benz in various shapes and sizes. Simply view our online new car inventory on our dealership website and chat with a representative for further assistance.