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Mercedes reveals intelligent driving systems: The next generation of driver assistance systems is on its way: an...

The next generation of driver assistance systems is on its way: and Mercedes-Benz is leading the charge. Its driver assistance systems have been boosted by new functions designed to support the driver in a wider range of scenarios. Thanks to sensor technology, they can monitor the area around the vehicle and then provide the driver with warnings and support. The Intelligent Drive systems (pictured) were previewed at a TecDay in Stuttgart, Germany, and, according to Professor Dr Thomas Weber, the head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, they have huge potential to prevent accidents or at least reduce their consequences. “Take, for instance, the new BAS PLUS assistance system with Cross-Traffic Assist,” he said. “The results of our accident research based on the data from the GIDAS (German In-Depth Accident Study) indicate that it could either prevent or lessen the severity o...

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