New Mercedes-Benz concept car drives self and warns others about dangers
Mercedes-Benz has come out with an innovative self-driving car concept that it created as part of the project to design a completely safe vehicle. Based on the GLE series and a hybrid powertrain, it packs a whole range of advanced safety systems and features.
In particular, there are adaptive LED Matrix headlights consisting of more than 2,000,000 individual pixels and specially designed to prevent blinding other traffic participants. Then there is a children’s seat that tracks the kid’s main health indicators, and a robot that automatically rolls out from under the car and unfolds into an ‘Emergency’ sign in case of a traffic accident.
The experimental GLE also has a different airbag layout. The driver’s airbag is now hidden inside the instrument panel, while the side airbags lie in the armrests, ready to get a secure grip on the passenger within milliseconds from the collision.
Then there are fancy backlit-and-heated seat belts that extend automatically when first pulled and increase tension whenever the car approaches a curve at a high speed.
Aside from the above, the concept SUV boasts a 360-degree pedestrian/cyclist collision prevention system. Finally, it can use its blinkers to warn other traffic participants about various dangers on the road.
Chief Editor Olga Markelova