The Mercedes-Benz E 400 Coupe could be the smartest car on the road

September 21, 2017 3:08 pm | mbmacarthur.com.au

Have you ever felt under-equipped to deal with a potentially hazardous situation on the road? Maybe your reactions are too slow to avoid a cat darting out from behind a car at the last second, or you can't stop your car on a dime because you only saw the red light when you were already over the line. We can't all be Spider-Man, but we can buy cars that take the human error out of driving.

Self-driving cars will eventually overtake all cars on the roads, simply because it is the safer way to motor. However, right now it's not ubiquitous (or anywhere close) so car manufacturers have to innovate with existing technology. The team at Mercedes-Benz have been working on intelligent car technology for over a decade now, and the result is one of the smartest vehicles to ever grace our roads – the Mercedes-Benz E 400 Coupe.

What makes the Mercedes-Benz E 400 Coupe so intelligent?

Mercedes-Benz engineers call it 'sensor fusion' – it's a series of intelligent sensors all over the exterior of the car that work together to analyse complex situations in real time. Active Brake Assist helps by looking out for pedestrians crossing the road and traffic stopping unexpectedly. The system works by alerting you to potential dangers, applying some braking assistance if you are not pressing down with enough pressure, and even working through an autonomous emergency brake.

If something happens on the road ahead, the Mercedes-Benz E 400 Coupe will keep you as safe as possible, even if you don't react in time.

Attention Assist monitors how drivers behave behind the wheel. For example, particularly late at night, drowsiness can be dangerous. The Mercedes-Benz E 400 Coupe monitors steering wheel movements as a way to ensure you are not drifting off. If the car suspects you are, it will visually and audibly warn you to pull over and have a rest by flashing a message on the heads-up display and beeping.

Pre-Safe Plus is another intelligent safety system. It monitors rear traffic and will alert drivers behind you if they are following too closely or if they're about to slam into you. If the safety system senses a rear collision is imminent, it will flash warning lights behind, lock the brakes so you don't roll forward into other traffic and lock the seatbelt tensioners to protect occupants from being thrown around the cabin.

For family safety and peace of mind on the road, there's no better car than the Mercedes-Benz E 400 Coupe. To see just how intelligent this car is, head into the Macarthur Automotive Mercedes-Benz dealership in Sydney today and take one for a test drive.