Mercedes has done a lot of improvements on the company’s upcoming Mercedes Benz E-Class 2017 edition. Some of them such as remote control parking via smartphone app, NFC-based unlock and vehicle start using smartphone, 84-LED adaptive headlights, Vehicle-to-X communication, evasive maneuver assistance, adaptive cruise control, adaptive steering, active emergency breaking for cross traffic, rear-seat seatbelt airbags, and many more.
Remote Control Parking via smartphone app
Mercedes calls the remote control parking feature as Park Pilot. Unfortunately, this cool feature will not arrived in United States at the time being as it is one of the feature of Mercedes Connect Me, which is a smartphone connected service used in other countries, whereas, in United States, Mercedes is offering a different service called Mbrace. Hopefully, it will be released in United States soon.
Park Pilot is a feature whereby the car is able to find parking space when the parking system is activated. Once found, the driver can alight from the car first then the driver able to control on the parking from his or her smartphone app. However, this can only work if the driver and the smartphone is within ten feet of the car. The feature can also be used when leaving the parking lot in a similar manner.
The system also feature Explore mode, whereby the driver can pull straight ahead or backward into a garage space and make adjustments. This feature is useful when the parking space is so tight that the driver may not able to come out from the car after he parks the car manually. Along the process, the system is also able to fold the mirror to squeeze the car in.
Your NFC enabled Smartphone is Your Car Key
It is a cool feature whereby the car can be locked and unlocked by using an NFC-enabled smartphone such as iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy as well as BlackBerry. On top of that, you can also wirelessly charge your smartphone inside the car.
Smarter Light System
Each headlight of the E-class is embedded with a single chip of 84-LEDs which is an upgrade from the 24-LEDs on CLS-class. On top of that there is a Multibeam adaptive light system which able to spread the beam widely when cornering and low speed driving or dim the headlight to prevent blinding oncoming traffic.
Vechicle-to-X is a way for the vehicle to communicate to the central server whereas the communication between vehicle to vehicle has not been implemented yet. An optional kit has been already offered in Euro market for A-class whereas the E-class is still using the cellular communication to send and receive information about traffic and road condition to the central server to be shared with the nearby cars. The only limitation is that it is only working from E-class to E-class model. Therefore if in the whole area, you are the only one driving E-class then you will not get any information.
In the future, Mercedes is going to add in a new feature whereby it can tap into government based traffic reporting. For a starter, the company is already in talk with the German authorities to do so. On top of that, the system will not store any personal data once the authentication is successful, therefore, in this way, eventhough the hackers able to hack into the system but they will not find any useful information.
Apart from above new features, Mercedes Benz E-class is expected to have a lot more new features which the company will be announcing during the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Stay tune to find out more!