2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Evasive Steering Assist
Mercedes-Benz hasn’t released any information about the 2017 E-Class yet, but it is popping up all over the internet as one of the greatest cars of all time. So what’s the big deal? Well, for starters, It has Park Pilot remote parking capabilities, Speed Limit Pilot, Pre-Safe Sound, and a German handful of other things we have never heard of, such as the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Evasive Steering Assist.
Evasive Steering Assist is sort of like an upgraded version of the Collision Prevention System, seen in other models such as the GLC, which pre-charges the brakes if a potential collision is detected. Evasive Steering Assist pertains to swerving out of the way of an obstruction. It pre-charges the steering wheel.
2016 GLC Safety FeaturesTo best explain how it works, we need to initiate a hypothetical situation. Please keep all hands and feet inside the vehicle as we proceed. Let’s say you are driving along. Plausible, right? It’s midnight. A sorry pedestrian is stumbling back to his bed to sleep off a situation and doesn’t see any of the 168 LEDs in your headlamps. He steps out in front of you from behind a car. Before you have time to react, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Evasive Steering Assist knows your next move. All you have to do is move the wheel slightly to the left or the right, and the car will turn the wheel as much as needed to avoid the collision.
You are still in charge, but that’s about where your job ends. By turning the wheel when this system kicks in, you are giving the order to avoid the collision by whatever means necessary. If you fail to steer to the left or the right, the E-Class will apply the brakes for you as a plan B.
So either Mercedes-Benz hates bumper cars, or it really cares about its customers. We won’t see the 2017 E-Class in the U.S. for another 12 months or so, but it is expected to be even better than the S-Class, so keep an eye out.