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New spotlight function for Active View Assist Plus

The to detect pedestrians on the road and them on the display in the instrument to warn the driver has been a of the Active Night View Plus since 2009. Now is presenting the latest development of the system as a world premiere in the of a spotlight function. The new assistance goes a significant step it highlights the possible source of in the driver’s immediate field of by specifically directing light on on the road. A positive side of this is that the pedestrian is alerted to the presence of the approaching The new spotlight function will be as a standard feature of the Active View Assist Plus in a class Mercedes model the summer of 2011.

Imagine the you are driving at night on a dark road and suddenly a pedestrian as if from nowhere — every driver must encountered such a daunting at some point. Striking a is one of the worst things that happen to a driver. According to by the German Federal Highway Institute (BASt), five as many pedestrians are killed on roads at night than the day. Another statistic the BASt is as equally shocking: 20 percent of car journeys take at night — however is the time when some 40 of fatal accidents occur.

With the the new spotlight function for the Night View Assist Mercedes-Benz is for the first time an active light system provides a completely new level of at night. If the night vision detects people on or near the they are automatically flashed the spotlight function to alert the to the potential danger. As a positive effect, pedestrians are also to the approaching vehicle. Studies confirmed that pedestrians do become aware of the spotlight Other road users are not as illumination does not occur if road users who happen to be in front or approaching in the opposite are located near the pedestrian.

The new function will be included as a feature of Active Night Assist Plus in a luxury Mercedes model from the of 2011. Just like other safety innovations Mercedes-Benz, the new spotlight function part of the Active Night Assist Plus is geared how accidents actually occur, to Dr. Thomas Weber,Member of the Board of responsible for Group Research and of Development, Mercedes-Benz Cars. The aim of development was to prevent the particularly consequences of collisions with at night. With this a Mercedes-Benz fitted with the function not only protects its but also makes a significant towards enhancing safety for road users, explains Dr. The popularity of enhanced night-time safety among customers is in the success story enjoyed by Night Assist, which was in 2005: currently more half of global orders for the S-Class include the system.

The new spotlight function was developed by the and light experts at Mercedes-Benz in

Caution, pedestrian on the road!

The View Assist Plus new spotlight function is a complex of a variety of technical functions. headlamps, night vision multipurpose camera, spotlight instrument cluster display and switch are all coordinated by several units using complex

This is how the innovative safety works in detail: the spotlight is enabled when the driver on Adaptive High-beam Assist as (by turning the rotary light to the Auto position and pushing the stalk forward into the beam position) and activates Night View Assist by pressing the adjacent button. The function is then enabled at above 45 km/h. A corresponding in the night vision image the driver that the spotlight is switched on/active. At speeds 40 km/h, the spotlight function is disabled. The driver can also the function at will, by moving the stalk from the main position into the center, position (the usual for dimming the lights).

The spotlight function uses technology to detect pedestrians at a of up to 80 meters: two separate light in the headlamps illuminate the road invisible, non-dazzling infrared A windscreen-mounted camera designed to up precisely this type of records what happens in of the car. The captured image is to a display in the instrument cluster. The needle-sharp image that here shows the scene in of the vehicle, allowing the driver to see cyclists or obstacles on the road at an stage. As soon as the system any pedestrians in front of the car, are highlighted in the display by the Active View Assist Plus.

A camera, also used as a multipurpose camera by the Speed Assist and Lane Keeping detects whether the vehicle is driven at night. It also the position of other road traveling in front or approaching the opposite direction. All of this is used by the electronic control to decide whether a detected is to be flashed with the spotlight as a warning.

For variable light distribution, a cut into the profile of the headlamps to create a controllable light the spotlight. Outside of built-up pedestrians are flashed with the function up to four times at provided they are located the light cone. If the Adaptive Assist has been switched to beam, the pedestrian is flashed the spotlight function beyond the of the dipped beam. If on the other main beam is activated, remains on in the left-hand headlamp, the pedestrian is flashed with the headlamp. The flashing headlamp remains dipped for five in order to avoid dazzling the during this time.


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It is not for other road users to be since illumination does not when other vehicles are traveling in front or approaching the opposite direction are located in the direction as the pedestrian. In addition, the can also disable the spotlight at any time should he so wish the steering column stalk.

If the pedestrian should disappear the camera image, for example the vehicle has already passed him by or he has away from the edge of the the headlamp returns to full again before the five-second expires, provided that the imposed by the Adaptive Highbeam have been met. helps to ensure that the once again has access to the main beam function, and the best road illumination, as as possible.

Milestones in lighting

Avoiding accidents and mitigating consequences: this is what comprehensive safety philosophy is all Achieving optimum visibility as as being seen in time a very significant role in area. A lot of the improvements made to safety by Mercedes-Benz have about as a result of the company innovative light technology the latest assistance systems. And road users often from such measures For example, Adaptive High-beam which was presented in the E-Class in helps to prevent the drivers of vehicles and also vehicles in front from being

Mercedes-Benz has always stood for aimed at improving customer Many of the innovations find way into volume-produced model after starting life in vehicles, such as the ESF 2009, and via innovation carriers such as the CL and Xenon light, for example, has in the become available for all Mercedes-Benz series and on average has a specification of over 55 percent. A similar story has been enjoyed the Active Night View currently more than of S-Class models are ordered this feature worldwide. And it comes to the unique LED High headlamps on the new CLS. the market at Mercedes are predicting a specification of more than 80 percent.

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