Vehicle safety is a key priority of Mercedes-Benz, a fact demonstrated by each new model developed by the brand. These comprehensive aspirations are reflected in the integrated safety concept that links together various aspects of active and passive safety to create a holistic system capable of offering optimum protection.
Active safety includes the fields of driving safety, stress-reducing safety and safe vehicle operation. The passive safety of a vehicle includes the interior and exterior safety. Mercedes-Benz research and development is based on these concepts of vehicle safety, and today is setting standards in integrated safety by developing forward-looking concepts that strive to achieve the vision of “accident-free driving”.
The flagship seven seater GL 500: Built around the modern Arab family
The new 7-seater GL 500 occupies the top position amongst luxury SUVs. With its comprehensive assistance systems it has a pioneering role where safety and comfort are concerned, and is on a par with an S-Class – even when off the beaten track.
Comfort, safety, elegance, efficiency – the GL 500 demonstrates leadership qualities in all the decisive SUV disciplines, boasting value that makes it an easy choice for those wishing to invest in the very best for their families. As part of its standard specification, the new GL 500 has some impressive new features alongside the usual dynamic handling control systems ESP, ASR, ABS and the anticipatory safety concept PRE-SAFE. Innovations such as the Crosswind Assist, the STEER CONTROL steering assistance system, the load recognition and the COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST (CPA) increase the active safety.
Other new features to become available are assistance systems such as Active Lane Keeping Assist and Blind Spot Assist, together with a parking package incorporating an automatic function for entering and exiting parking spaces. In 2013 a 360° camera will also be available.