Driving assistance and safety

PRE-SAFE® PLUS

Extra protection in the event of an impending rear-end collision.

If a rear-end collision threatens, the PRE-SAFE® PLUS system is able to initiate preventive occupant protection measures.

Driving assistance and safety

PRE-SAFE® PLUS

Extra protection in the event of an impending rear-end collision.

If a rear-end collision threatens, the PRE-SAFE® PLUS system is able to initiate preventive occupant protection measures.

These functions make a key contribution to easing the stress of driving, particularly on long journeys and in stop-and-go traffic. The radar-based system brakes the vehicle where necessary and then accelerates it again up to the desired speed whenever possible. This reduces the risk of a rear-end collision.

The photo shows the operating principle of the Distance Pilot DISTRONIC with Steering Pilot in the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé.
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If the danger of a rear-end collision is detected, PRE-SAFE® PLUS flashes the rear hazard warning lights at a high frequency to warn the driver following behind. If the vehicle is stationary, the brake pressure can be actively increased to reduce the impact on the occupants in a collision.

Other preventive functions include reversible belt tensioning for the driver and front passenger to secure them in place and prepare them more effectively for an impending crash.