Resistance? Futile! The Sidewind Assist system, standard in Mercedes-Benz vans, supports the driver in the event of unexpected gusts of side wind – for instance when crossing bridges or overtaking trucks. If the ESP® system detects gusts of wind from the side, it intervenes by braking the wheels on the windward side of the vehicle. This significantly reduces the track offset caused by the gust of wind, increases handling safety and reduces the strain on the driver.