New C-Class to get Advanced Driver Assistance features

The C-Class attains an all-new level of safety with a total of five new driver assistance systems ranging from ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness detection through to Blind Spot Assist. The assistance systems are based on state-of-the-art radar, camera and sensor technology and are setup to react to frequent causes of accidents such as proximity to the vehicle in front, fatigue and darkness.

The following provides an overview of the new assistance systems:

  • Adaptive Highbeam Assist
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • Active Blind Spot Assist
  • Speed Limit Assist
  • Parking guidance including PARKTRONIC
  • PRE-SAFE Brake
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Blind Spot Assist

The C-Class is Mercedes-Benz’s highest volume model range, and therefore especially important. The current range has chalked up global sales of more than one million units since its launch in March 2007. Since the market introduction of the first C-Class in 1982 (known then as the 190), Mercedes-Benz has sold more than 8.5 million vehicles around the world.

The U.S. market introduction is scheduled for summer 2011 (available to order in Europe as of January 2011 with sales starting in late March).

Source: Mercedes Benz; Via: Autoblog.

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