How It Works: DISTRONIC PLUS

By Product Expert | Posted in Safety, Technology on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 4:25 pm
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What is the Mercedes-Benz DISTRONIC PLUS Feature?

When it comes to safety, no one is doing as much to protect you as Mercedes-Benz. They’ve incorporated a lot of technology into their vehicles. If you don’t understand all of it or what it means, that’s ok. We’re here to help you out with that. Today we’ll explain what the Mercedes-Benz DISTRONIC PLUS feature is and how you may be able to benefit from it.

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What Does Mercedes-Benz DISTRONIC PLUS Do?

Even though cruise control is a nice feature to have, it has its frustrations. When you’re using it but the vehicle in front of you isn’t, it can be annoying having to constantly adjust your speed when they aren’t moving consistently. With DISTRONIC PLUS, the benefits are twofold. It will help you maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you by braking when the vehicle slows down and then accelerating when it’s safe to do so. This is also a convenience for you, since you won’t have to keep re-adjusting cruise control.

How Does Mercedes-Benz DISTRONIC PLUS Work?What is the Mercedes-Benz DISTRONIC PLUS Feature?

This feature can simply be activated by using the normal cruise control feature. It works within a range of 30 kilometers per hour (18.6 mph) to 200 kilometers per hour (124.3 mph). The feature will apply up to 50 percent braking power in order to maintain a safe distance. DISTRONIC PLUS utilizes two radar sensors behind the front bumper for short ranges and a long range radar behind the grille to get a look at the distance. Using the speeds of both your vehicle and the vehicle in front, it can determine whether to accelerate or brake.

You’ll have a hard time finding an automaker doing as much as Mercedes-Benz is to keep you safe. DISTRONIC PLUS is just one of the many safety features offered by Mercedes-Benz. To learn more about this or other safety features, get in touch with the team at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis!

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