GLC Update with More ADAS

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Source: Mercedes-Benz announcement

STUTTGART, Germany – Modern, sporty luxury – the new GLC embodies this in every detail. It is the most dynamic model in the successful SUV family from Mercedes-Benz. This is underlined, even at first glance, by its design with unique proportions, dramatic surfaces, precisely molded edges and a clearly laid-out, high-quality interior. It also impresses with its driving performance and efficiency.

Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) part of the GLC package

The latest generation of the Driving Assistance package contains additional and further improved functions. These reduce driver workload in day-to-day situations, for more comfortable and safe driving.

When a dangerous situation is detected, the assistance systems are able to respond to impending collisions as the situation demands. Several advanced features can make driving even safer.

Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, for example, can now react to stationary vehicles on the road at speeds of up to 60 mph (previously 30 mph).

One of the new features of the GLC’s Active Steering Assist is lane detection with an additional 360-degree camera, which particularly offers advantages at low speeds.

Traffic Sign Assist now recognizes overhead highway signs and roadwork signs in addition to conventionally signposted speed limits. The system also recognizes conditional signs such as “in wet conditions”, thanks to evaluation of all vehicle sensors. The stop sign and red traffic light warning functions are new.

Thanks to more powerful environment sensors, the parking systems can further support the driver when maneuvering, thus improving safety and comfort. Integration into MBUX makes operation more intuitive and is supported by the visual display. Emergency braking functions also serve to protect other road users, and can increase road safety.

The new Parking package with 360-degree camera and the functions of Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC are available as an optional extra. It offers the best possible all-round visibility and facilitates the parking process, among other things by assisted parking and unparking.

The central display clearly shows the direct vehicle surroundings during the parking or maneuvering process. The display is composed of four individual camera images from the front, rear and both sides of the vehicle, and includes a virtual bird’s eye view. In addition, the display shows different viewing angles such as front or rear. The driver at the wheel decides whether to park manually or hand control over to Active Parking Assist.

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Further highlights: Head-up display

A color head-up display can be ordered as optional equipment. The driver is presented with a virtual image measuring 9 x 3 inches and floating a good 10 feet in front of the hood. This is roughly equivalent to a 25-inch monitor. The head-up display consists of a full-color display module with a native resolution of 720 x 240 pixels, illuminated by high-power LEDs. A mirror optics unit projects the virtual image onto the windscreen and into the driver’s field of vision. Sensor-controlled, the display brightness automatically adjusts to outside conditions. To view the entire announcement, click HERE

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.