Mercedes Benz will now introduce radar based technology in some of its cars here in India in order to improve safety. The carmaker has introduced, what it calls, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, when it launched the Mercedes-Maybach S 650 and S 560 at Auto Expo 2018 and more recently at the launch of the 350d facelift. Mercedes is the second carmaker to offer such technology in India after Swedish carmaker Volvo.
These set of safety features performs various tasks. For instance, Active Distance Assist maintains distance from vehicles up front at speeds up to 210 kmph and applies brake automatically if that distance is breached. Active Steering Assists helps the driver keep the vehicle in the center of the lane on straight stretches of road. Active Brake Assist checks slower moving and stationary vehicles with the help of a radar and applies full brake, if necessary, in an emergency situation. Other features include Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist.