Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive
The Steering Pilot actively assists the driver in keeping the vehicle in the middle of the lane when driving on straight roads or in slight bends.
The system uses the lane markings for orientation up to a speed of 210 km/h. Up to 130 km/h, it also uses the vehicles driving ahead for orientation. This means that lateral guidance of the vehicle is also possible when the lines on the road are unclear or not visible, e.g. in roadworks or on multi-lane roads.
Helps the driver stay in the middle of the lane.
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The Steering Pilot generates a steering torque which assists the driver in keeping the vehicle in the middle of the lane when driving on straight roads or in slight bends. The system uses the vehicles ahead and the lane markings for orientation. For evaluation of the lane, the system uses a stereo camera located behind the windscreen near the rear-view mirror.
The Steering Pilot can also generate steering torques to assist the driver when changing lane: Active Lane Changing Assist is activated as soon as the driver initiates a lane change by switching on a turn signal indicator and the system does not detect any other vehicle in the adjacent lane.
Active Emergency-stop Assist intervenes if the driver ignores several requests by the intelligent hands-off warning function to take hold of the steering wheel. The vehicle will be braked in its lane until it is stationary if the system detects that the driver is permanently distracted or has lost control of the vehicle.
The Steering Pilot is active at speeds up to 210 km/h. This system is part of a new generation of driving assistance packages which relieve the strain on the driver by enabling partially autonomous driving on motorways and country roads and thus increasing the level of safety and comfort for all road users.