Driving assistance and safety

Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function

Driving assistance and safety

Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function

Keep your distance. Stay ahead.

The image illustrates the function of Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function of the E-Class Saloon.
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Keep your distance. Stay ahead.

The system can warn of the risk of accident, assist with emergency braking and if necessary automatically brake the vehicle.

The system can warn of the risk of accident, assist with emergency braking and if necessary automatically brake the vehicle.

The system can warn of the risk of accident, assist with emergency braking and if necessary automatically brake the vehicle.

A radar sensor installed in the radiator grille and a stereo camera behind the windscreen permanently determine the distance to vehicles ahead and crossing vehicles, to stationary objects, and to pedestrians moving in the surroundings of the vehicle.

Based on these data, Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function can help prevent or mitigate the effects of accidents.

The individual functions:

  • Distance and collision warning.

The system issues a visual warning with a warning lamp in the multifunction display if the following distance is unsafe. If the distance continues to decrease rapidly and a collision threatens, the system also emits an audible warning.

  • Situation-specific brake boosting effect.

If the driver brakes hard in the case of a imminent collision, the situation-based braking support automatically increases the brake pressure to the level required.

  • Autonomous braking.

If the driver fails to brake or swerve despite the visual and audible warnings, the system automatically initiates autonomous braking. This can prevent a rear-end collision or mitigate the consequences of a collision.

  • Tail-end emergency braking function.

At the tail end of a queue, if evasive manoeuvres are not possible, the tail-end emergency braking function can automatically reduce speed. This means an accident is avoided, or at least its severity considerably reduced.

Only available as part of the Driving Assistance package or the Driving Assistance Plus package.