Starting 2010, Michael Schumacher is the brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz, and a development partner for Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive. This is the collective name the company has given to the networked assistance systems that relieve driver workload and improve traffic safety.
Today, Mercedes unveiled a cool video with Michael Schumacher testing the safety systems on the 2015 C-Class. While it does not show much about the car, the video confirms the model will get a variety of safety systems, including Collision Prevention Assist Plus, Pre-Safe Brake, Brake Assist Plus, Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist.
Thanks to the new safety systems, the ride in the next C-Class will be more comfortable and considerably safer. All these new systems share the same sensory system that includes a new stereo camera and multi-stage radar sensors.
Of course, all these new system deliver optimal response when the car is driven to speed up to 50 - 70 km/h (30-43 mph), but the Collision Prevention Assist Plus is even active at speeds up to 200 km/h (124 mph) when it can help avoiding crashes by automatic, autonomous partial braking.
We are pretty sure that all these new systems will make the C-Class one of the safest luxury sedans on the market, so we can’t wait testing it!