ENERGIZING comfort control: Wellness while driving

Jul 19, 2017

ENERGIZING comfort control is a world first entering series production from September 2017: This optional feature links various comfort systems in the vehicle together. It systematically uses the functions of the climate control system (including fragrancing) and the seats (heater, ventilation, massage), the wall heating as well as lighting and musical atmospheres, and enables a specific wellness set-up tailored to the mood and need of the customer. This enhances physical comfort and performance while driving and during a break.

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) show in January 2017, the company presented the concept car "Fit & Healthy" as a vision of how society's increasing health consciousness can be intelligently combined with future mobility. Just a few months later, ENERGIZING comfort control in the S-Class is being launched onto the market as a world first: with the help of networked comfort systems, the vehicle is able to enhance the well-being and performance of its occupants. Rather than just sporadically using a few (favourite) systems, customers with ENERGIZING comfort control are able to benefit even more from the multi-faceted comfort features in their S-Class.

These six programmes can be selected:

  • Freshness
  • Warmth
  • Vitality
  • Joy
  • Comfort
  • Training (three training modes – muscle relaxation, muscle activation and balance - each with several exercises)

The programmes all run for ten minutes. They are visualised on the head unit with colour graphics, and backed by suitable music. Five songs are already stored in the programme. The key function in the "Vitality“ programme, for example, is fast music with many beats per minute. The S-Class repertoire therefore features "Feelin' Good" by Leon Riskin, for instance. If personal music selections are available, e.g. via the Media Interface, the system analyses them in the background and assigns them to a programme based on the beats per minute. Individual functions of the programmes can be deactivated.

ENERGIZING comfort control also incorporates the ambience lighting, which is harmoniously tailored to each of the individual screen designs. The light stages the interior like a work of art by composing colour worlds from different colours (more about this in the next chapter).

ENERGIZING comfort control is available from September 2017 in combination with the AIR BALANCE package and extended ambience lighting. ENERGIZING comfort can be experienced on all seats, depending on the equipment level.