Mercedes-Benz Pioneers Autonomous Driving Technologies with Latest Luxury Models

2015-07-09T15:12:38+00:00April 7th, 2015|Mercedes Benz|

Santa Barbara Auto Group explores the latest autonomous driving technology from Mercedes-Benz that is making sci-fi fantasies closer to reality than ever before.

744px-Mercedes-Benz-Logo_svgIt seems that every new sci-fi movie to hit the big screen in recent years features some kind of futuristic vehicle. These vehicles may vary in many ways – some fly, others hover, most provide intuitive touch screen devices for downloading documents, accessing networks or other information, and a few vehicles even offer the ability to move seamlessly between air, land, and water. However, one thing that most have in common is some kind of auto-pilot or autonomous driving capability. The exciting news is that cars that drive themselves have recently transitioned from fantasy to reality. Mercedes-Benz has been championing autonomous driving functions in recent years and has now released many new innovative driving systems that leave drivers feeling like they have stepped into the future.

Autonomous Braking and Parking

For the last few years, Mercedes-Benz vehicles have been able to detect road hazards or dangerous situations thanks to improved camera and sensor technology woven into vehicle design. Blind-spot Assist, Attention Assist, and other driving systems work to prevent an emergency situation before it ever occurs. Now, thanks to technology such as DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist and Stop&Go Pilot semiautonomous traffic jam vehicle following function select Mercedes-Benz models are already capable of driving and braking autonomously on the road. Furthermore, Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC enables drivers to sit back and relax while their vehicle parks itself in both parallel and end-on spaces.

Autonomous Driving

What is really exciting is that fully autonomous driving capabilities are already being tested by Mercedes-Benz. The Mercedes-Benz S 500 INTELLIGENT DRIVE was recently tested in a 100-kilometer trip across Europe from Mannheim to Pforzheim. The journey was successful and the technology is on its way to becoming accessible in new Mercedes-Benz models. The brand is working on making the systems function even in complex urban traffic situations as well as rural highways. Like everything else Mercedes-Benz releases, drivers can expect the technology to be rigorously tested and reviewed before being released so they can be sure the technology works flawlessly and intuitively.

For example, testing is processed in both European and USA regions to account for differences in transportation infrastructures and driving behaviors which may vary by region or location. In fact, in September of last year, Mercedes-Benz was awarded on of the first licenses by the State of California to test self-driving vehicles on public roads.

So next time you leave the theater fantasizing about the future of transportation, consider how close we already are to many capabilities that seemed so radical only years ago! To learn more about the latest technology from Mercedes-Benz, visit Santa Barbara Auto Group.

About Mercedes-Benz of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer located just off the 101 and S. Hope Ave. The Mercedes-Benz team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. The Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Mercedes-Benz vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

The Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Mercedes-Benz models including the all-new CLA-class or the C-Class or E-Class, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Santa Barbara Auto Group
402 S Hope Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 682-2000
https://sbautogroup.com
http://www.mercedessantabarbara.com

Mercedes-Benz Introduces Industry-Leading Technology with the S-Class

2015-03-25T12:40:59+00:00March 25th, 2015|Mercedes Benz|

Santa Barbara Auto Group explores the innovative technologies that set the Mercedes-Benz S-Class apart from all other vehicles in the luxury market.

Mercedes Benz S Class

 

Are you curious about the future of automotive technology? Take a good look at the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and you will have a good idea of the incredible innovations that are now possible. Many different automotive manufacturers are introducing “new” technology on their latest models, but no one masters innovation quite like Mercedes-Benz. And no other vehicle is quite like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Mercedes-Benz has loaded the S-Class with a myriad of safety, driving, performance, and entertainment technologies that stretch the limits of drivers’ imaginations.   Sleek, sophisticated, and powerful, the S-Class delivers a driving experience like no other.

Some of our favorite features here at Santa Barbara Auto Group include:

Safety Features

One of the most important aspects of Mercedes-Benz vehicle design throughout its history is safety. Every Mercedes-Benz is designed to protect the occupants and help prevent an accident before it occurs. For over twenty years, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has led the automotive industry in safety design.   Today, it provides remarkable safety features such as 360 degree camera which can spot hazards in the road ahead in any direction. Driver assist features also include attention assist driver alerts and braking assist programs such as Distronic and Collision Prevention Assist (CPA) Plus which will automatically apply the brakes in the event of an imminent collision.

Entertainment Features

In addition to safety innovations, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class offers exciting innovations in entertainment and driving system technology. The cabin features an exquisite display consisting of dual 12.3-inch high-resolution screens with analog style instruments and animated displays. From driving systems to vehicle settings, to navigation and entertainment systems, the display provides intuitive controls. Programs like the COMMAND® system work in an effortless manner so the driver can keep their focus on the road.

Connectivity Features

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class also offers a unique ability to stay connected while you are on the road. Thanks to available in-car WiFi from mbrace, drivers can stay connected with their computer or smartphone. Additionally, a diverse selection of apps is available to help drivers manage information such as navigation, traffic, or weather data. With Google-powered search capabilities, and emergency contact and assistance services, mbrace allows drivers to connect in ways like never before.

About Mercedes-Benz of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer located just off the 101 and S. Hope Ave. The Mercedes-Benz team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. The Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Mercedes-Benz vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

The Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Mercedes-Benz models including the all-new CLA-class or the C-Class or E-Class, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service. 

Santa Barbara Auto Group
402 S Hope Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 682-2000
https://sbautogroup.com
http://www.mercedessantabarbara.com

Mercedes Benz S63 AMG Coupe Coming To Santa Barbara Auto Group

2014-04-28T08:06:20+00:00April 28th, 2014|Mercedes Benz|

The latest dream model has been announced by Mercedes-Benz and customers will get the first glimpse of the new Mercedes-Benz 2015 S63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe at the upcoming New York International Auto Show. This two door model design combines power and sensual purity to give the vehicle irresistible presence and breathtaking performance. Outstanding driving dynamics, lightweight construction, and groundbreaking efficiency should not be overlooked as you take in this exciting new model.

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