Mercedes to Adopt Auto-Swerve Tech in Five Years
Still in the project phase, the system sounds pretty impressive, as it could help the car reduce the number of accidents by avoiding pedestrians appearing in front of the car.
Speaking for whatcar.com, Ulrich Mellinghoff, head of safety development at Mercedes, said the future technology will be different from Volvo's CitySafety but hasn't mentioned the way its very own version will act.
For the sake of comparison, Volvo's very own technology is capable of braking the car or stopping entirely in front of an obstacle. However, since it is especially supposed to be used in an urban environment, it only works at speeds of up to 25 km/h. The system is based on a laser detection system that collects data and tries to determine the braking distance to the vehicle/obstacle in front of the car.
Getting back to Merc's system, Mellinghoff told the aforementioned source that drivers should generally focus on their own reactions and less on additional safety systems. Still, the pedestrian crash prevention system is expected to be fitted on every car sold under the Mercedes badge in approximately five years.