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Wednesday July 6, 2005 11:49 pm

Mercedes Announces Radar Assisted Braking Technology

Posted by Sparky Categories: Misc. Tech

Mercedes Assisted Braking

Mercedes-Benz recently announced a radar assisted braking technology. The technology uses the radar information Mercedes gains from its adaptive cruise control technology and adapts it to braking. The system will not brake on it’s own (as that would violate US law), but instead will apply the brakes with varying degrees of firmness depending on the situation. For instance if the driver is not applying the brakes strongly enough and the system thinks the car is about to get into an accident the system will increase the firmness of braking to avoid a collision. The system claims to reduce accidents by up to 80% in emergency situations.

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