Mercedes-Benz Pre-Safe: one step ahead in safety
Passenger safety is a priority for car manufacturers who want to constantly improve it. An example of this is Mercedes’ Pre-Safe system. But what is the “Pre-Safe” system and how does it ensure your safety on the road?
Discover the advanced technology behind this revolutionary safety device and find out how it can give you peace of mind behind the wheel.
Which Mercedes models are equipped with the Pre-Safe system?
The Pre-Safe system is available as standard or optional on a number of luxury Mercedes vehicles, including sedans, roadsters and SUVs.
The following models offer the Pre-Safe system: Class A, Class C, Class E, Class S, CLA, CLS, GLA, GLC, GLE, GLS, SLC and Class SL.
To find out if the Mercedes you are considering buying is equipped with the Pre-Safe system, contact the car dealer. You can also get information about “Automatic valet system”. If you are interested, you can read our Bosch-Mercedes automatic valet system article for more information.
Now let’s take a look at the details of Pre-Safe’s features.
Understanding the functionality of Mercedes Pre-Safe
Pre-Safe is a feature that uses a network of sensors to detect potential crash situations. When it detects violations such as skidding or skidding, it reacts immediately with a series of measures aimed at enhancing passenger protection. These automatic responses work together to reduce and prevent further injury from a crash. So let’s learn more about Pre-Safe.
In case you’re wondering, there are other safety technologies for automated vehicles.
Front Safety Braking uses radar sensors to detect stopped or slowing vehicles ahead and automatically applies up to 40% more braking force when an impending collision is detected.
The driver is alerted and the Pre-Safe system is activated. If the driver is braking, maximum brake pressure is applied. If the driver does not react, the system can fully brake on its own to reduce the intensity of the collision.
This system is also known as Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB).
The Pre-Safe Plus function helps prevent or reduce the severity of rear-end collisions. The car’s rear radar detects potential collisions. If a collision is imminent, the system flashes the rear hazard warning lights. This warns the driver behind to slow down or stop. The system also activates reversible belt tensioners. This keeps the residents in place.
The system also positions the seat backs upright. This protects passengers in the event of a collision. If the vehicle is stationary, the system increases the braking force. Thus, the vehicle is held as firmly as possible to prevent or prevent a secondary collision with the vehicle in front.
Pre-safe impulse side
Pre-Safe Impulse Side is a collision avoidance system that uses radar to detect anticipated side impacts. It works by inflating the air chamber in the seat, pushing the front passenger towards the middle of the car and increasing the distance between them and the doors. This reduces the force of the impact and the severity of the injuries.
The system uses radar data from the front and side of the vehicle to detect a potential collision and provide an extra layer of protection for passengers.
Pre-Safe Sound protects car occupants from hearing damage in the event of a collision. When the system detects that a collision is imminent, it activates the car’s audio system and plays an 80-decibel “pink noise”.
This noise triggers the stapedius reflex, which causes the stapedius muscle to contract, weakening the connection between the eardrum and the inner ear for a fraction of a second. This helps reduce the damage that loud noises from an accident can do to your hearing.
Pink noise is generally a viable option for those who want to try it out. However, Dr. Cleveland Clinic. Michelle Drerup admits that people with hearing loss or sound sensitivity can find pink noise irritating.
If you want to get a practical understanding of pink noise, watch the video below.
Drive safely and responsibly
Mercedes Pre-Safe is a revolutionary safety system that detects potential accident situations and automatically reacts by taking measures to improve passenger protection. Each of the safety features – Pre-Safe Brake, Pre-Safe Plus, Pre-Safe Impulse Side and Pre-Safe Sound – reduces the risk of injury or death in a collision.
Overall, the Pre-Safe system provides an extra layer of protection for passengers and peace of mind behind the wheel. However, it should be remembered that the ultimate responsibility for road safety rests with the driver. Driving safely and responsibly is always important.