this is a technology in a car that a lot of Indian would surely look forward to
and appreciate big time. Yes, it is the technology that detects pot holes or
speed bumps and Mercedes-Benz has just incorporated that in their cars.
potholes are a safety hazard, because if drivers do not recognise them in time,
they can no longer take evasive action or reduce their speed. There is also a
risk of damage to tyres and the suspension system. In the worst case, accidents
can happen. Mercedes-Benz is now increasing safety with additional Car-to-X
C-Class and S-Class models as well as the EQS
can detect potholes or speed bumps. If the chassis control unit
registers such an event, and the "Car-to-X Communication" service is
activated, the information is sent to the Mercedes-Benz Cloud in real time via
the mobile phone network, together with positional data. Mercedes-Benz
passenger cars in the vicinity are informed, and the events are displayed with
icons on the navigation map. About ten seconds before the relevant lane section
is reached, an audible warning is given and the icon is visually highlighted.
passenger cars produced from 2016 onwards can receive the warning information.
In total, that's over three million vehicles worldwide. Prerequisites are a
Mercedes me account as well as activation and online availability of the
"Car-to-X Communication" service. In these vehicles, warnings are
given with the familiar voice output "Traffic event ahead".
the new C-Class, S-Class and EQS, the audible warning is "Look out,
pothole!" or "Attention, speed bump". The new alerts are now
available in selected markets worldwide, and in all 36 languages recognised by
the infotainment system.
developed the new Car-to-X functions completely in-house. The new pothole
detection system was tested at the Immendingen Test and Technology Centre
(PTZ), among other locations. More than 30 different test and trial tracks are
available there over an area of 520 hectares, including what are known as
comfort tracks with bumps and potholes of all kinds.
C-Class and S-Class models and the EQS can detect potholes when a certain
threshold value is reached during sudden suspension compression and rebound,
and this also occurs at the rear axle after the front axle with a certain time
delay. A similar algorithm is used to detect speed bumps: in this case
detection is via the compression and rebound sequence.
Car-to-X function from Mercedes-Benz uses the information from Crosswind
Assist: If this assistance system becomes active in the event of a strong
crosswind, and supports the driver with targeted braking or steering
interventions, the Mercedes-Benz Cloud is also notified. Drivers following
behind can therefore be specifically warned of gusts.
the sensors of other cars are also used, the Car-to-X technology significantly
expands the coverage of the vehicle's own sensor technology, e.g. the radar or
camera systems. The Car-to-X technology allows a look around the corner, so to