Driving assistance and safety

Distance Pilot DISTRONIC with Steering Pilot

Driving assistance and safety

Distance Pilot DISTRONIC with Steering Pilot

Keeps a safe distance – and keeps the vehicle in lane.

The picture shows a visualisation of the GLS with the integral Lane Keeping Assist in the Distance Pilot DISTRONIC with Steering Pilot.

Keeps a safe distance – and keeps the vehicle in lane.

The innovative driving assistance system helps the driver to maintain a safe distance from the traffic ahead and to keep the vehicle in the centre of the lane.

The innovative driving assistance system helps the driver to maintain a safe distance from the traffic ahead and to keep the vehicle in the centre of the lane.

These functions make a key contribution to easing the stress of driving, particularly on long journeys and in stop-and-go traffic. The radar-based system brakes the vehicle when necessary and then accelerates it again up to the desired speed when possible. This reduces the risk of a rear-end collision.

The advantages of Distance Pilot DISTRONIC with Steering Pilot:

The picture shows a visualisation of the Distance Pilot DISTRONIC with Steering Pilot in the GLS.
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The advantages of Distance Pilot DISTRONIC with Steering Pilot:

  • Stay effortlessly in lane.

The Steering Pilot operates by reference to the lane markings recognised by the stereo camera, which must be clearly visible on either side of the lane. For the purposes of the traffic jam vehicle following function, at speeds below 60 km/h the system additionally monitors the vehicle ahead, particularly when lane markings are missing or unclear.

  • Intelligent hands-off detection.

When the driver takes their hands off the steering wheel, a warning followed by deactivation of the Steering Pilot takes place only when the situation so requires. This means that it is possible to drive slowly without gripping the wheel when following the vehicle ahead in congested traffic conditions.

  • Dynamics just as you wish.

The choice of driving program also influences the driving characteristics of the automatic distance control function.

  • Active support on motorways.

The system can prevent overtaking on the normally prohibited inner-lane side on motorways or dual-carriageway highways - for example when traffic jams are coming to an end or in bumper-to-bumper driving.

  • Warns when things are too tight for comfort.

Automatic braking is applied with a deceleration of up to 5 m/s2 If the system registers that heavier braking is required, a warning tone is sounded and a warning symbol lights up in the instrument display. Both warnings prompt the driver to apply the brakes. Active Brake Assist is activated as necessary.

The Distance Pilot DISTRONIC with Steering Pilot operates in the speed range 0 to 200 km/h. On account of the stereo camera, the system's functions are restricted in case of bright light ahead of the vehicle, in fog, at night and in rain or snow.

Only available as part of the Driving Assistance package.