2014 Mercedes Benz CLS-Class by Mercedes-Benz USA

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added vision in the dark of night reveal prepare react far more than a list of groundbreaking safety innovations a mercedes-benz is engineered as an integrated system that s designed to help you detect avoid and survive a collision like no other car pioneers of accident avoidance first introduced by mercedes-benz two systems to help you avoid potential collisions have since been adopted by virtually every automaker the electronic stability program esp® monitors the car s response to driving inputs such as steering and braking and responds when needed to help keep the car on course.5 brake assist bas® can instantly maximize braking pressure if it detects an emergency braking situation potentially shortening your overall stopping distance.7 during nighttime driving optional night view assist plus projects infrared beams that are invisible to the eye and then reads them with a special camera the system displays a clearer supplemental real-time view of the road ahead on the large screen that s positioned high in the dash its advanced technology can also help identify and point out pedestrians along a dark roadway.12 cruise control that slows stops and goes optional distronic plus® adaptive cruise control is also a mercedes -benz innovation using radar-based technology it can adapt your set speed in response to the flow of traffic ahead automatically slowing until your path is clear again if the vehicle ahead slows to a stop distronic plus can brake to a full halt then resume automatically when traffic starts going.9 an alert and action for stopped traffic included with distronic plus presafe brake can help to detect an impending collision with a vehicle ahead even if you re not using cruise control it can sound an alert and automatically apply up to 100 of the car s braking force to help reduce the severity of impact.7 brakes that boost confidence and comfort the 4wheel disc brakes integrate technology to help make driving more reassuring and relaxing if you lift off the accelerator quickly predictive brake priming sets the pads closer to the discs for quicker response when you apply the brakes in the rain automatic brake drying periodically applies the brakes just enough to sweep away water buildup on the discs during uphill starts hill-start assist helps to prevent unwanted rollback and a brake hold feature can help to make driving in stop-and-go traffic less stressful.7 a network of advanced restraints ten standard air bags offer 12-way protection.10 knee air bags pelvic air bags and side-impact air bags are provided for each front seat side curtain air bags add protection at all four seating positions in a rear impact neckpro® active front head restraints help to reduce whiplash industry-leading lighting the world s first full-led active headlamps part of the premium 1 package generate light that s even closer to natural daylight than the standard bi xenon lamps active curve illumination and adaptive highbeam assist continuously vary the beam pattern of the led headlamps to maximize illumination of corners and straightaways without creating glare for other drivers led daytime running lamps and led taillamps are also included as standard equipment protection that starts before a collision another mercedes -benz first presafe® can help detect instability during certain vehicle maneuvers that suggest that a collision or rollover is imminent it can then tighten the front seat belts adjust the front passenger seat and close the windows and sunroof all in an effort to better prepare the occupants and restraint systems in the moments before a collision.8 help when you need it most the standard mercedes-benz mbrace® system11 includes automatic collision notification which places a call for help if an air bag or seat-belt emergency tensioning device is activated your car even transmits its location model and color information the cls also activates its emergency flashers unlocks the doors and turns on some interior lights to assist rescuers.