新型メルセデス・ベンツCLクラスには、最新の安全システムが満載!
2011年メルセデス・ベンツCLクラスのアクティブステアリングの高解像度ギャラリーは下の画像をクリック

どうやら、新型メルセデス・ベンツCLクラスは、さまざまセーフテクノロジーを集結させているようだ。

このCLクラスには、車間距離を自動で調節するアダプティブクルーズコントロールなどに使われるカメラやレーダーが搭載されており、ドライバーの居眠り運転などで、車が走行レーンから外れた場合、警告を促し、自動的に車線を修正するなどのセーフティシステムが用いられているという。


このシステムは、不自然なハンドル操作を車が感知した場合、サイドミラーにあるランプが黄色に点灯して、まずドライバーに警告。それでもドライバーが反応しない場合はランプが赤に変わり、警告音が流れ出すという。さらに、走行車線を逸れてしまった時には、ハンドルを振動させて警告し、それでもドライバーの反応がなければ、自動的にブレーキをかけて元の車線に戻してくれるとのことだ。

また、併走する車の存在をドライバーに知らせるブラインドスポットアシストなど、ここ数年間でポピュラーになってきたシステムも採用されるといわれている。

日産の海外向け高級ブランド、インフィニティでも同じようなシステムを搭載しているが、新しいメルセデス・ベンツCLクラスは、さらなる安全性を追求しているといえるだろう。

[Source: Mercedes-Benz]
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2011 CL-Class Showcases Corrective Braking

July 14, 2010 - MONTVALE, NJ


The restyled CL-Class boasts two new safety features based on state-of-the-art radar, camera and sensor technology. Renowned as the flagship coupe from Mercedes-Benz, the 2011 CL-Class debuts Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist, both designed to help the driver avoid danger through corrective braking. Building on the innovative technologies introduced last year on the E- and S-Class, the CL-Class now showcases the height of safety technology form Mercedes-Benz including features such as ATTENTION ASSIST, PRE-SAFE Brake with automatic emergency braking, and Night View Assist PLUS with Pedestrian Detection. The 2011MY CL-Class will make its U.S. debut in
Fall 2010.

Active Lane Keeping Assist
Using a multi-purpose camera mounted in the windshield and a computer that analyzes the images, Active Lane Keeping Assist recognizes lane markings and alerts the driver by simulating rumble strip vibrations in the steering wheel (via an electric motor) if the car drifts from its lane unintentionally. Should the driver fail to react to this warning, the car intervenes by gently braking the wheels on the opposite side of the car. The unequal distribution of braking forces causes a yaw movement which helps the driver to stay in their lane. Active Lane Keeping Assist makes use of the existing ESP® (Electronic Stability Program) system to apply the brakes and maintain vehicle control.


Active Blind Spot Assist
The second innovation on the 2011 CL-Class, Active Blind Spot Assist, monitors both blind spots alongside the vehicle using close-range radar sensors. When a vehicle is detected, a yellow warning triangle is illuminated in the corresponding side-view mirror. Should the driver disregard this warning and activate the turn indicator, the warning triangle changes to red and an audible warning also sounds. If the driver continues to ignore these warnings and moves dangerously close to a neighboring vehicle, the system activates corrective braking intervention to the wheels of the opposite side of the vehicle. Like Active Lane Keeping Assist, the yaw movement helps correct the car's path or minimize the consequences of
a collision.

About Mercedes-Benz USA
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the United States. For more than forty years, MBUSA has taken pride in its commitment to the customer by providing superior quality luxury vehicles coupled with outstanding customer support.

A division of Daimler AG, MBUSA is also responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans in the US. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com, www.maybachusa.com and www.mbsprinterusa.com.