The S-Class stands for the fascination of Mercedes-Benz: legendary and traditional engineering expertise defines the luxury segment in the automobile industry. The new S-Class can be experienced with all the senses – seeing, feeling, hearing and smelling – while offering numerous innovations in the areas of driver assistance, protection and interaction. Mercedes-Benz is shaping the next generation of individual mobility for our times with innovations that place the focus on people. The new S-Class uses digitisation for a car that responds empathetically to the needs and wishes of its driver and passengers.
SsangYong tests vehicles with autonomy level 3
SsangYong is now testing autonomous driving at level 3 on public roads in Korea. The country's Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport has issued a permit to this effect for the first road tests with a SsangYong Korando, in which the safety and reliability of the systems will be tested. SsangYong had previously tested autonomous driving systems with a Tivoli XLV. Level 3 autonomous means that the vehicle takes control most of the time in everyday driving situations, including on the highway. The Korando can automatically change lanes, maintain position, speed and distance from the vehicle ahead, and comply with speed limits. High-resolution map material with precise position data is used for this purpose. In addition, the self-driving Korando analyzes traffic conditions at intersections and turns and initiates lane changes to overtake slower vehicles. If a risk or obstacle is detected in the blind spot when changing lanes, a warning is given and the vehicle changes back to the original lane.
The SUV’s TOP SAFETY PICK rating was driven by its performance in six IIHS crashworthiness tests that included three types of frontal crashes. The remaining tests evaluate behavior in a side impact, rear impact and a rollover. The 2022 Jeep Compass achieved the highest possible score in each. Further, the vehicle’s automatic emergency braking technology – Full-speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking – earned the highest possible rating of “superior,” while its Pedestrian/Cyclist Automatic Emergency Braking system was rated “advanced.” Both features, which are standard equipment on the 2022 Jeep Compass, are designed to detect imminent collisions and, in certain conditions, automatically apply the vehicle’s brakes. These are among more than 75 available safety and security features. Others include Active Lane Management and Rear Cross Path detection.
Van life is booming. Over the past years, Mercedes‑Benz Vans has successfully established itself in all motorhome categories with its base vehicles, and with the new Citan, which has been available to order since mid-September, the brand with the three-pointed star has laid the foundation for further growth. The new Citan allows Mercedes‑Benz Vans to make the most of the versatile possibilities in the increasingly popular micro-camper conversions sector. This will be demonstrated shortly by SORTIMO Switzerland at the Suisse Caravan Salon in Bern, starting on 28 October. SORTIMO Switzerland will be presenting the new Citan with a roof tent and a multifunction box equipped with a kitchen and bed unit at the Mercedes‑Benz exhibition stand. And there are further conversion solutions based on the new Citan on the market, for instance from VanEssa mobilcamping. The increase in popularity of micro-campers has a number of reasons: they are comparatively cheaper in terms of acquisition costs; their often modular conversion concept enables flexible installation and removal; thanks to their compact exterior dimensions they are easy to operate; and their weight of under 3.5 tonnes means they can be driven on a regular category B driving licence. With qualities like these, micro-campers have an increasing fan base, especially among young van lifers.