Mercedes-Benz created a video demonstrating its autonomous braking system by giving kids “uncrashable cars” to play with.
What happens when you give children toy cars? They try to crash them. What happens when Mercedes-Benz gives them cars they can’t crash? You’ll have to watch and see!
To demonstrate their Brake Assist System Plus (BAS Plus), Mercedes-Benz created toy car replicas of Mercedes-Benz models with magnets inside that cause the cars to repel each other during “front-end collisions” – aka children smashing them.
The end of the video shows the Brake Assist System Plus put into action in a real-life collision situation. BAS Plus uses radar technology to monitor what’s ahead of the driver, allowing it to optimize the applied brake power the moment the driver steps on the brakes – even initiating emergency braking if necessary.
Mercedes-Benz has always focused on enhancing safety in their vehicles. Other Mercedes-Benz safety features include:
Attention Assist: Early warning for driver drowsiness.
Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist: Added safety for multi-lane highways.
Adaptive Highbeam Assist: Uses a dedicated camera to scan the road ahead for the lights of other vehicles.
Night View Assist PLUS: Using invisible infrared beams and a special camera, Night View Assist PLUS displays a supplemental, real-time view of the dark road ahead.
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