New technologies are being introduced on a constant basis. As a result, new cars are packed with new car technologies, which can provide interested individuals with plenty of exciting possibilities. This is particularly true because car manufacturers need to keep up with their competitors at the very least if they want to maintain their market positions, with Mercedes being no exception to this particular rule. Here are five of the newer car technologies from Mercedes:
Energizing Comfort Control
Comfort is one of the most important priorities for car manufacturers. After all, no one is going to want to make use of their cars if the experience is going to leave them feeling upset and miserable. This is particularly true for luxury cars because luxury car owners tend to expect a certain level of comfort to go along with the vehicles that they have purchased. With that said, there aren’t a lot of systems out there that can match Mercedes’s Energizing Comfort Control. In short, it isn’t a single method by which to make car interiors more comfortable. Instead, it is a system that can make changes to the car’s music, climate control, massage programs, ambient lighting, and other systems to create a more comfortable experience that is much more than the sum of its parts. This makes sense because human comfort isn’t determined by a single factor so much as a huge collection of them, but it is nonetheless a stand-out.
No one has managed to solve the problem of autonomous driving at this point in time. However, there is a wide range of parties interested in that particular problem, with car manufacturers such as Mercedes being common examples. After all, autonomous driving promises to provide car consumers with incredible benefits, whether by making their driving safer or by handling the driving process for them so that they can do something else while traveling. Mercedes’s Intelligent Drive shows that while no one has solved the problem of autonomous driving, there is definite progress that is being made along the way. For proof, look no further than how it can handle various tasks such as braking, accelerating, and changing lanes, which are made possible by sophisticated software controlling cameras and radar systems.
Essentially, Race Start is Mercedes launch control, which should come as welcome news to people who want to go fast sooner rather than later. Its inclusion enables interested individuals to get remarkable acceleration from a standing start, with much of the process handled by the computer for greater convenience than otherwise possible.
Curve-Tilting isn’t particularly eye-catching, but it is nonetheless a feature that promises to provide a fair amount of usefulness for people who spend a lot of time driving either at maximum speed or close to it. In short, it is a system that can tilt a car’s body to the inside of corners, thus reducing the effects of lateral g-forces on the people riding within it. In more practical terms, this means that Curve-Tilting makes for a much smoother rider than otherwise possible for the people in a fast-moving Mercedes, which can be very useful for certain segments of the consumer base. On top of that, the sheer fact of its existence is very impressive as well because while it sounds simple and straightforward, the implementation was presumably far from that, not least because it would have been necessary to develop systems that could detect what was happening before making the right adjustments.
Variable All-Wheel Drive
Variable All-Wheel Drive is more or less what it sounds like. Simply put, it means that the car doesn’t have a set torque distribution between the front axle and the rear axle. Instead, the torque distribution changes to whatever the car’s systems believe to be best at the moment, which is particularly interesting because the transition between one state and the next is seamless. Something that has been made possible by an electromagnetic clutch, which is capable of reading various factors such as the driver’s behavior, the road’s condition, and the traction before making whatever change is best for ensuring a smoother ride.