The new assistance systems for the CLS can make driving a much more relaxing experience. If requested, the driver can receive key information, including identified speed limits on road signs and parking assistance.
Part of the optional Driving Assistance package PLUS, Active Blind Spot Assist uses the DISTRONIC PLUS sensors to monitor the areas to the left, right and rear of the vehicle at speeds of between 30 and 250 km/h. If a vehicle is detected within the monitored range, a warning symbol is displayed in the driver's exterior mirror. Should the driver fail to notice the warning and start to change lane, the ESP® system can intervene.
Active Lane Keeping Assist continuously monitors lane markings on the road. Should the vehicle drift over a line in an uncontrolled manner, Active Lane Keeping Assist can respond by initiating independent braking to set the car back in the right direction.
At the push of a button, DISTRONIC PLUS proximity control can keep the vehicle at a specified distance from the vehicle in front at speeds of 0 to 200 km/h. Radar sensors permanently monitor both the distance and relative speed of the vehicle ahead. The system can regulate your speed and initiate braking if a danger is identified.
When parking or looking for a parking space, the driver can call on the assistance of the optional Active Parking Assist, including PARKTRONIC. The system uses ultrasound sensors to determine whether the size of a parking space is adequate. At the push of a button, your new CLS is guided into the selected space using steering motors.
A camera integrated in the boot flap transmits an image of the area behind the vehicle to the central COMAND display. The optional rear-view camera not only makes parking easier, but also enhances safety when reversing and manoeuvring on difficult terrain.