Mercedes-Benz Pioneers Autonomous Driving Technologies with Latest Luxury Models

2015-07-09T15:12:38-07:00April 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

Beat the Cold by Shopping Online with Santa Barbara Auto Group

2015-03-09T12:08:15-07:00March 9th, 2015|Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, Santa Barbara Auto Group, smart|

Santa Barbara drivers can avoid the wind and rain this winter by shopping for the perfect new or pre-owned luxury car online with Santa Barbara Auto Group.

Santa Barbara experienced a long summer drought this season so some rain in the winter forecast is a welcome thing here in Southern California. According to current forecasts for winter 2015, showers are expected to be the norm. While this is great news for bringing an end to the drought, it isn’t the ideal forecast for spending lots of time outside. However, don’t let the forecast put a damper on your plans for finding the perfect new car this winter! Thanks to an extensive online selection of luxury vehicles, Santa Barbara Auto Group invites you to cozy up to your computer and find the perfect new car. Whether you are searching for a new luxury car or a certified pre-owned vehicle, Santa Barbara Auto Group offers an incredible selection from eight luxury brands.

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Instant Online Access to Eight Luxury Brands

Set the boots and coat aside and logon to Santa Barbara Auto Group to gain instant access to hundreds of available cars. Santa Barbara Auto Group represents eight premium brands including Audi, Acura, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Smart. Best of all, drivers can browse the inventory any time day or night. Once you find something you love, you can easily contact a friendly sales representative to answer questions you may have or accompany you through the easy buying process.

Shopping online with Santa Barbara Auto Group is simple thanks to the convenient search options. Customers can select their favorite brand, model, model year, color, mileage, or other features to narrow down the options. It is easy to compare models across brands or to find the right pricing on a new or pre-owned vehicle thanks to the incredible selection.

Resources and Assistance at Your Fingertips

Visitors can also access brand and model information regarding safety, technology, performance and design specs on each brand website. Search for brochures, reviews, pricing specials and more.

Once you find something you love, it is simple to contact Santa Barbara Auto Group to set up an appointment to come by for a test drive or to inspect the vehicles in person. Purchasing a car through Santa Barbara Auto Group is convenient and simple and will save you time and money.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto Group is located off the 101 and Hope Ave and serves Santa Barbara residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premium dealer for Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Smart. Every Santa Barbara Auto Group employee is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Santa Barbara Auto Group represents eight different luxury brands and friendly experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week. To learn more about your favorite luxury vehicle, or to schedule a test drive, feel free to call, email, or visit Santa Barbara Auto Group.

Santa Barbara Auto Group
402 S Hope Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 682-2000

Save On Cars at Santa Barbara Auto Group With BMW Happier Holiday

2014-11-19T17:17:09-07:00November 19th, 2014|BMW|

Santa Barbara drivers will have a lot to be grateful for during the BMW Happier Holiday Sales Event going on November 20th, 2014 through November 23rd, 2014 at Santa Barbara Auto Group’s BMW Santa Barbara. During the sales event, special lease and financing options will be available on select new BMW 2015 and 2014 models.