From next spring, the Tourismo will feature a new system: the AEBS
Advanced Emergency Braking System. AEBS registers, through a
radar system, both vehicles moving ahead and stationary vehicles at a distance of 200 m max. and continuously calculates the difference in speed
to its own speed. If a collision is unavoidable unless immediate action is taken, a visual warning signal and intermittent warning tone are at first relayed to the driver, and the vehicle automatically makes a partial brake application. In this phase there is still a chance for the driver to react, either by braking or swerving.
If the driver fails to react and a collision is imminent, the intermittent tone becomes a permanent one, and the vehicle automatically applies the brakes with full intensity.AEBS can prevent rear-end collisions; and certainly can dramatically reduce the consequences of emergency braking at high speed.
With AEBS, the already high level of safety built into the Mercedes-Benz Tourismo is taken another significant step further. The Tourismo already has, as standard, the Electronic Stability Program (ESP®), ASR acceleration skid control, the continuous braking limiter (DBL) and the BAS Brake Assist. There are many further safety features available as options, such as a tyre pressure monitoring system or xenon headlamps.