On Tuesday 14 September, Mercedes GP Petronas driver Nico Rosberg attended the FIA’s eSafety event at Berlin’s Tempelhof airport to demonstrate driver assist systems including Brake Distance Control, ESP and Lane Change Assist, using a Mercedes-Benz E500.

Driver assist systems make driving safer and can help reduce the number of accidents with research indicating that 50 per cent of all serious accidents could be prevented through the use of driver assist systems.

Driver assist systems recognise risks, warn of dangers and help the driver navigate complicated situations on the road. The information campaign Best Co-Driver aims to make motorists aware of the potential safety and comfort benefits afforded by these systems. For more information about the campaign, visit www.bester-beifahrer.de

The pioneering technical improvements developed by Mercedes-Benz can play a major part in reducing the number of accidents. In addition to well-proven safety technologies such as ABS (anti-lock braking), ESP (electronic stability control) and EBA (emergency brake assist), a number of new or redesigned driver assist systems are available in Mercedes cars to prevent accidents and reduce their severity, including Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Assist and Attention Assist to combat tiredness at the wheel.

Source: Mercedes GP