Driving assistance and safety

Active Brake Assist with Cross-Traffic Function

Driving assistance and safety

Active Brake Assist with Cross-Traffic Function

Keeping your distance. Staying ahead.

The picture shows Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function in the GLS.
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Keeping your distance. Staying ahead.

On detecting a danger of impact, this system is able to reduce the risk of a rear-end impact with the vehicle ahead and collision with vehicles crossing its path or pedestrians.

On detecting a danger of impact, this system is able to reduce the risk of a rear-end impact with the vehicle ahead and collision with vehicles crossing its path or pedestrians.

Radar sensors and a stereo camera continuously register and evaluate the situation ahead of the vehicle. Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function monitors not only the vehicle ahead, but also crossing vehicles and pedestrians when you are driving at a speed of up to 72 km/h.

The individual functions:

  • Warning of a danger of collision.

On identifying a risk of collision, the system provides a visual warning in the instrument cluster and emits an audible alarm.

  • Situation-specific brake boosting effect.

When the driver identifies a risk of an accident and applies the brakes, Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function supplies additional brake pressure as appropriate to the given situation to ideally prevent a collision.

  • Autonomous braking.

If the driver fails to act, the system can give him an additional, tangible warning by autonomous partial braking which already slows the vehicle down.

  • Autonomous full brake application.

If there is still no reaction, Active Brake Assist initiates autonomous emergency braking to either prevent an accident or at least greatly mitigate the severity of the impact. In the case of pedestrians, autonomous braking can additionally be initiated simultaneously with the warning, as appropriate to the given situation.

Available as standard equipment.