What Driver Assistance Features Are Available With the S-Class?

By Product Expert | Posted in Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Technology on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 10:20 pm
2018 Mercedes-Benz S Class Sedan

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Driver Assistance Features

With the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the brand is looking to elevate its Intelligent Drive system to offer enhanced safety thanks to new camera and radar systems. Its driver assistance features help drivers cut down on reaction times and help avoid potential risks, as well as bring the brand one step closer to autonomous driving.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class features a new Driver Assistance Package that can be added to select models, giving drivers an enhanced level of safety on the road.

New S-Class Driver Assistance Package Includes

Active Distance Assist DISTRCONTIC

This feature uses more map and navigation data to support the driver based on their route, while its Active Speed Limit Assist is able to adjust your vehicle’s speed.

Traffic Sign Assist

System reads posted speed limits and displays them for the current section of the route through image recognition and information from the navigation system’s digital road map.

Active Steering Assist

Supports the driver by assisting when the driver begins to drift from their lane without signaling. The system can generate steering torque to keep the vehicle in position in its lane.

Active Emergency Stop Assist

If the driver’s attention is elsewhere during a potential accident, the S-Class’s Active Emergency Stop Assist is able to brake the vehicle to a stop when the Active Steering Assist feature is engaged and the driver does not react to a threat in a timely manner.

Active Lane Change Assist

With the tap of the indicator stalk, the S-Class Active Lane Change Assist can be activated. The car will change lanes within the next ten seconds, if the vehicle doesn’t detect any vehicles in its vicinity.


[Read more: What is the Mercedes-Benz Car-to-X Communication Feature?]

For more information about the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, be sure to check out the rest of our blog here at Loeber Motors!

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One Response to “What Driver Assistance Features Are Available With the S-Class?”

  1. Andreas Charitou says:

    Question: Is the Driving assistance plus package software of S class Mercedes updatable to the next level of the autonomous driving?

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