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    New in the S-Class and CL-Class: Blind Spot Assist


    Mercedes-Benz now offers a newly developed Blind Spot Assist system as an option for its S and CL-Class models, which is designed to help drivers when changing lanes.

    Mercedes-Benz employs six short-range radar sensors for the new assistance system, which can be found in the front and rear bumpers. The sensors monitor the zone to the side and rear of the car on both the left and the right. In so doing, they cover the area known as the "blind spot" which drivers are unable to see in the exterior mirrors.

    If the system detects another vehicle in the danger zone, a red warning symbol appears in the exterior mirror glass. This symbol informs the driver that it may be dangerous to change lanes. Should the driver ignore this warning and switch on the indicators, the red symbol in the mirror will start to flash and an audible warning will also sound.

    Blind Spot Assist is offered for the S and CL-Class in conjunction with other radar-based assistance systems, such as DISTRONIC PLUS proximity control, Brake Assist PLUS, the PRE-SAFE® brake and Parking Guidance.

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    Re: New in the S-Class and CL-Class: Blind Spot Assist

    they cover the area known as the "blind spot" which drivers are unable to see in the exterior mirrors.
    An indication that they've got their mirrors adjusted incorrectly!

    And of course, this system is much more expensive (and thus worthy of Mercedes Benz) than dividing the outside mirrors into two sections at different angles, to eliminate the 'blind spot'

    Chip H.

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    Re: New in the S-Class and CL-Class: Blind Spot Assist

    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    they cover the area known as the "blind spot" which drivers are unable to see in the exterior mirrors.
    An indication that they've got their mirrors adjusted incorrectly!

    And of course, this system is much more expensive (and thus worthy of Mercedes Benz) than dividing the outside mirrors into two sections at different angles, to eliminate the 'blind spot'

    Chip H.
    True!

    Benz (and increasingly, BMW too) really seems to love complexity for its own sake....it's a sharp contrast to the clever simplicity and easy functionality of old German cars, such as the original air-cooled VWs...

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