Mercedes-Benz e-class sedan

Mercedes 2017 E-Class isn’t exactly a self-driving car, but it is loaded with semi-autonomous features that sure make it seem like one. 

The luxury automaker even won the 2017 Kelley Blue Book Best Auto Tech award for a luxury vehicle. 

Here’s a look at some of the advanced driver assistant systems in the new Mercedes E-Class that help make it a more enjoyable and more secure ride. 

Its cruise control-like function lets it drive itself at speeds of up to 130 miles per hour on a highway.

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The Drive Pilot system, includes a function called Distant Pilot Distronic, which is basically a fancy cruise control that enables the car to follow the car in front of it at a set distance and speed.

However, for the first time, Mercedes has made it possible for the car to follow traffic on a highway at speeds of up to 130 miles per hour.

The Steering Pilot feature helps the driver correctly steer the car even when the lines on the road aren’t clear.


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Steering pilot is also part of the Drive Pilot system and allows the car to sense its surroundings so that it can steer accordingly. The feature can help correct steering at speeds of up to 81 miles per hour. 

The Active Lane Change Assist feature uses the car’s radar-and-camera based system to help the driver safely change lanes.


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The car is capable of sensing its surroundings, so once the driver turns on the turn signal the car will check the lane and assist in steering the vehicle into the desired lane. 

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