Driving assistance and safety

Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC *

Driving assistance and safety

Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC *

Conveniently keep your distance in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

The image illustrates the operation Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, which can keep your vehicle a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.
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Conveniently keep your distance in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

The system drives automatically at a pre-set desired speed and maintains a safe distance from the vehicle in front.

The system drives automatically at a pre-set desired speed and maintains a safe distance from the vehicle in front.

Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC takes the strain off the driver in bumper-to-bumper traffic on motorways and major trunk roads, and is particularly convenient in stop-and-go traffic. The system operates in a speed range between 0 and 210 km/h, and can also be activated while the vehicle is stationary when there is no vehicle in front. Using information from the radar sensors, the driver can react well in advance to vehicles ahead and to vehicles cutting in. Automatic slowing down is carried out at up to 50 percent of maximum braking power. In situations which require greater deceleration, the driver receives a visual and audible warning.

 

Additional advantages of Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC:

  • Dynamics just as you wish.

Choosing the "Economy" or "Sport" drive program also influences the handling characteristics of the automatic distance control system. In "Sport" mode, for example, the vehicle accelerates more decidedly and dynamically when changing lanes. The system places more emphasis on comfort in "Economy" mode.

  • Protects from collisions.

If a collision threatens despite the speed reduction by Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, the standard Active Braking Assist intervenes to prevent an accident if possible.

 

* Optional equipment