The S-Class Cabriolet take stock of their surroundings more intensively, precisely and quickly than any other car in this class. A stereo camera can detect objects and pedestrians crossing in front of the car in spatial terms and calculate their path. Intelligent algorithms evaluate this information from a wide monitoring area to detect and undertake a three-dimensional evaluation of vehicles approaching, in front and crossing, as well as of pedestrians and various types of road markings. Numerous safety and assistance systems, the availability of which depends upon the vehicle’s precise specification, can assess a wide range of traffic situations virtually of their own accord, analyse these and trigger supporting measures
The Driving Assistance package Plus is made up of a perfectly coordinated cluster of safety and assistance systems: this helps to take the strain off the driver, to reduce any risk of accident and to improve protection for the car’s occupants as well as for other road users. Brake Assist BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist and PRE-SAFE® Brake with pedestrian detection can reduce the risk of accidents at junctions, rear-end collisions and collisions with pedestrians, particularly in urban traffic. Active Lane keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist provide assistance if the vehicle leaves its lane unintentionally or during lane changes if there is a danger of collision with other vehicles.
The automatic climate control system with 2 climate zones provides an individual feel-good climate on board. In addition, three climate modes, including temperature of the front footwells are individually selectable for the left and right front seat, are available to adapt the character of the airflow to the personal preferences. THERMOTRONIC automatically maintains the desired climate in each of the zones. 12 Sensors monitor e.g. roof status, inside and outside temperature, sunlight, air quality, humidity and dew point. Climate is controlled fully automatically. This means the driver does not need to select a mode for closed or open top, nor is it necessary to save a temperature setting for these driving conditions.
Parking and manoeuvring with realistic all-round visibility is made possible by the 360-degree camera system and its four interlinked close-range cameras. A bird’s-eye view of the vehicle and its surroundings can be displayed on the COMANND Online screen. Obstacles below the window line are also visible to the driver. This is helpful, for example, when approaching kerbs. One camera is mounted in the radiator grille at the front; there is one in each exterior mirror and one in he centre of the boot lid. Various views additionally show guide lines to make parking easier. The rear camera is protected against soiling by the large Mercedes star on the boot lid. When the 360° camera is activated, the star tilts up electrically.