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OverviewAerodynamics: Reduced resistance Body: Lighter and stifferDesign: Dynamic, exciting, powerfulHighlights of the new E-Class at a glanceInfotainment: Very well entertained and connectedInterior: Next Level Interior DesignKey topics: Car-to-X communicationKey topics: DYNAMIC SELECTKey topics: launch of a new engine familyKey topics: MULTIBEAM LED headlampsKey topics: Plug-In Hybrid – future insideNew assistance and safety systems: Next-generation driving assistance systems – Intelligent Drive next LevelPassive safety: Safe with intelligent systemsPowertrain: New engine generation: redefining efficiencyRemote Parking Pilot: Parking – no problemSuspension: Sporty comfort The Mercedes-Benz management team on the new E-ClassThe new E-Class: The most intelligent executive saloon
Mar 9, 2016
To make parking easier, the E-Class is optionally available with three variants of Parking Assist: Parking Pilot – optionally with 360o camera – as well as the new Remote Parking Pilot.
The Parking Pilot with PARKTRONIC Parking Assist and reversing camera makes it easier to find and choose a parking space and also to enter or leave parallel or end-on parking spaces. Both forwards and backwards into end-on parking spaces. It manoeuvres the vehicle automatically into the selected parking space and can steer and brake if an obstacle is detected. If the vehicle is equipped with automatic transmission, the speed is controlled automatically and gear changes are also automatic.
If Parking Pilot is not used for parking or leaving a parking space, PARKTRONIC will monitor the front and rear areas as well as, if possible, the sides of the vehicle. If it detects a risk of collision, it warns the driver.
If Blind Spot Assist is installed, and if crossing traffic is detected behind the vehicle, the Rear Cross Traffic Alert is capable of giving a warning or automatically initiating braking and providing the driver with an audible warning.
With Parking Pilot with 360° camera, all-round vision is made possible by the reversing cameras and three other additional cameras. Observation of the areas to the side and directly in front of the vehicle thus helps during parking and manoeuvring.
The information from Parking Pilot and the cameras is graphically presented in full HD on the display in the vehicle.
Remotely controlled parking by smartphone app
Entering or leaving a tight parking space or parking in the garage can be an ordeal. Such situations are made easier by Mercedes-Benz with a newly available system that makes it possible for the first time to enter or exit a parking space from outside the vehicle: Remote Parking Pilot is enabled by smartphone over a Bluetooth® connection. The app specifically developed for this purpose by Mercedes-Benz can be subscribed to at the relevant app store and activated via the Mercedes me portal.
Also beneficial for people with restricted mobility, the Remote Parking Pilot allows the vehicle to be remotely manoeuvred into a position that makes it easier to get into or out of the car. Parents also benefit, as they no longer need to leave young children waiting near the parking spot or at the side of the road while they manoeuvre out of a tight parking space. With the Remote Parking Pilot, the family can wait safely until the vehicle is in a position that allows them to get in or out safely.
To use this convenience-enhancing system, the driver and their smartphone must be within around three metres of the vehicle. Operation is via a smartphone app (Android, iOS) available for download from the various app stores. The driver must unlock the vehicle before it is moved out of the parking space. He or she can then establish a connection with their already authorised smartphone and fetch the vehicle out of the parking space. Prior to parking, the driver selects one of the relevant parking scenarios – such as parallel or perpendicular parking, left or right, forward or reverse.
The vehicle can then be moved by remote control. The parking scenario is enacted automatically - including steering, braking and direction changes - as long as the driver provides a continuous confirmation gesture on the smartphone. The driver monitors the process from outside the vehicle and still has complete responsibility for their vehicle during the entire parking process.
In addition to the parking scenarios, there is an Exploration mode, which allows the vehicle to be manoeuvred up to fifteen metres forward or backward, avoiding and not touching any detected obstacles as it moves – when driving into a garage, for example.
The Remote Parking Pilot can only operate in conjunction with Parking Pilot PARKTRONIC's ultrasonic sensors. The system newly developed by Mercedes-Benz is available in conjunction with the optional extras Parking Pilot with 360° camera, KEYLESS GO, which monitors the distance between driver and vehicle, and automatic transmission.