Active Lane Keeping Assist can warn the driver when they unintentionally leave their lane and can use one-sided braking intervention (via ESP) to help manoeuvre the vehicle back into its lane.
Active Lane Keeping Assist monitors the area in front of your Mercedes-Benz by using a small camera at the top of the car’s windscreen. Radar sensors located all over the vehicle are then in charge of monitoring the traffic around the car.
The camera scans the area in front of the car and detects the lane markings on the road (using differences in contrast) and where the vehicle is in relation to these markings. If the car moves towards the white lines then the Active Lane Keeping Assist will alert the driver by vibrating the steering wheel and displaying a warning on the instrument cluster. If the driver does not react and the car begins to leave its lane then it will automatically be brought back into its original lane using a ‘correcting’ application of the brakes.
In the case of broken lines, the same occurs if an adjacent lane is occupied and there is a risk of collision when the system senses the car moving off course.
Blind Spot Assist
This technology coincides closely with Mercedes-Benz Blind Spot Assist.
This system uses sensors to detect when a car or bicycle is in your blind spot while driving above 20mph. If so, a red triangle will be illuminated on the corresponding door mirror.
If the driver then activates their indicator while a car is detected by the car’s sensors, a short audible warning will be heard and the red triangle will flash. If the driver begins to change lanes regardless of this, the automatic braking will take effect in order to help prevent a collision.