The 360-degree camera system displays the vehicle's surroundings from a bird's-eye perspective on the screen of the COMAND Online multimedia system. Monitoring all four sides of the vehicle makes it easier to judge all manoeuvring situations.
The system comprises a short-range camera system with four cameras and a control unit, which together can provide a bird's-eye view of the vehicle and its surroundings One camera is located in a central location in the radiator grille, one in each exterior mirror and one centred in the boot lid. The 'virtual viewpoint' created by the camera images covers an area of about three metres in front of the vehicle and behind. The image is displayed on the head unit screen.
DISTRONIC PLUS proximity control helps the driver to maintain a specified (timed) distance from the vehicle ahead when travelling at speeds of 0 to 200 km/h. The enhancement with the new STEER CONTROL now also uses lane marking markings for orientation and aids the driver in keeping the lane.
Implementing BAS PLUS Brake Assist in conjunction with the PRE-SAFE® brake system helps to avoid rear-end collisions more effectively. If radar sensors identify a potential collision and the driver applies the brakes, BAS PLUS is primed to apply a brake force commensurate to the situation and available stopping distance. In the new E-Class the BAS PLUS function for the first time is expanded to include objects and pedestrians crossing in front of the vehicle, which is of particular relevance in city traffic and at junctions.
The Active Multicontour Seats for driver and front passenger feature independently controllable air chambers that can be adjusted to the individual physiognomic needs.
The side bolsters of the seat adjust automatically and dynamically to the driving conditions. Seat cushion length, seat side bolsters and lumbar support can be adjusted pneumatically. Additional comfort is provided by a dynamic massage function in seven zones. This is one of many reasons why the Active Multicontour Seats were awarded the quality seal by the "Aktion gesunder Rücken e. V." ("Campaign for healthy backs"), which is awarded to products that are particularly "back friendly".
Active Park Assist helps the driver when looking for a place to park and when parking. The system uses ultrasonic sensors to determine whether a parallel or perpendicular parking space is large enough.
Active Parking Assist makes a major contribution to safe and comfortable driving. It helps drivers find suitable parallel and perpendicular parking spaces and helps them to park and to leave a parking space by active steering and brake interventions. The integral PARKTRONIC warns of obstacles in front of the vehicle and behind.
The standard-fit ADAPTIVE BRAKE system improves ride comfort and safety by helping to perform critical braking manoeuvres more safely with the basic function of the ABS anti-lock braking system, while convenience functions support the driver in everyday driving situations.
Too small of a gap between vehicles is one of the main causes of severe accidents. The radar-based collision warning system COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST can enhance safety and driving comfort by warning the driver of following too closely and can support the driver's braking when it detects danger.
The system can recognise insufficient spacing between the own vehicle and objects travelling in front at speeds between 7 and 250 km/h. When the system detects the danger of a rear-end collision it can issue a visual and acoustic warning to the driver.
The reversing camera offers convenience and added safety. Integrated into the boot lid, the camera transmits an image of the area behind the vehicle to the central COMAND Online multimedia system (optional extra). The camera image not only makes parking easier but also aids in manoeuvring on terrain with limited visibility.
New optics with digital image transfer and additional electronic zoom functions ensure an optimum image in all driving situations. When manoeuvring, the driver can select the "back-in" mode, in which dynamic guide lines indicate the respective path of the vehicle.
The expanded system builds upon the previous Speed Limit Assist. Traffic signs are identified visually by a camera system behind the windscreen.
In addition to the traffic signs already recognised by the system previously, the function was now expanded to also include the recognition of 'Do not enter' and 'No passing' signs as well as of the signs lifting the restrictions. The system compares the detected traffic signs with the traffic signs stored in its memory and shows them on the display if a match is found. In addition to the plausibility check against the signs stored in the system, the system also uses data from the navigation system.
 Available as part of the optional Parking package and as an individual optional extra.
 Part of the optional Driving Assistance package Plus.
 Part of the optional Active Multicontour Seat package
 Standard with AMG models.
 Only available in conjunction with optional multimedia system COMAND Online.
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