Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive

Lane Keeping Assist

/media/technologies/lane_keeping_assist/intro_module/de/image_2.jpg
/media/technologies/lane_keeping_assist/intro_module/de/image_1.jpg
Lane Keeping Assist warns the driver by vibrations on the steering wheel when the vehicle is wandering unintentionally out of its lane, thus helping to prevent accidents.

Tiredness or sheer inattentiveness can quickly cause a vehicle to wander unintentionally out of its lane. This is one of the most common causes of accidents, often with serious consequences. Lane Keeping Assist warns the driver by vibrations on the steering wheel as soon as it detects that the vehicle is unintentionally wandering out of its lane. This is made possible by a camera on the inside of the front windscreen which films the road surface. An electronic control unit is able to identify boundary lines in these images by reference to differences in contrast. The control unit also determines the position of the vehicle and is thus able to recognise when the driver is leaving his lane. In contrast to conventional systems of this type, Lane Keeping Assist also analyses the driver's activities and is thus able to recognise whether the vehicle is leaving its lane intentionally or unintentionally. Consequently, no warning is output when the driver accelerates prior to overtaking or pulling onto a motorway, when he brakes heavily or when he steers into a bend. The system outputs a warning earlier when the car passes over a continuous line than when it crosses a broken lane marking.
1

Never tired or inattentive.

Media

Close

Availability of vehicles

Related Topics