The 360-degree camera system displays the vehicle's surroundings from a bird's-eye view on the screen of the COMAND Online multimedia system. Monitoring all four sides of the vehicle makes it easier to judge all manoeuvring situations.
The system comprises a short-range camera system with four cameras and a control unit, which together can provide a bird's-eye view of the vehicle and its surroundings One camera is located in a central location in the radiator grille, one in each exterior mirror and one centred in the boot lid. The 'virtual viewpoint' created by the camera images covers an area of about three metres in front of the vehicle and behind. The image is displayed on the head unit screen.
DISTRONIC PLUS proximity control helps the driver to maintain a specified (timed) distance from the vehicle ahead when travelling at speeds of 0 to 200 km/h. Thanks to the new Steering Assist feature, the system helps the driver to stay in lane by taking its bearings, in the first instance, from the road markings and additionally, at low speed, from the vehicle in front.
Implementing BAS PLUS Brake Assist in conjunction with the PRE-SAFE® brake system helps to avoid rear-end collisions more effectively. If radar sensors identify a potential collision and the driver applies the brakes, BAS PLUS is primed to apply a brake force commensurate to the situation and available stopping distance. In the new E-Class the BAS PLUS function has been expanded to include for the first time crossing objects and pedestrians, something that is particularly relevant at intersections.
The new Adaptive Highbeam Assist (available as an optional extra in conjunction with the LED Intelligent Light System) can dim the high beams as necessary and adjusts the range of the dimmed headlamps according to the distance from oncoming traffic or vehicles in front being illuminated.
Active Parking Assist helps the driver when searching for a parking place and when parking. With its ultrasound sensors the system can detect whether a parallel or perpendicular parking space is large enough.
Active Parking Assist makes a major contribution to safe and comfortable driving. It helps drivers find suitable parallel and perpendicular parking spaces and helps them to park and to leave a parking space by active steering and brake interventions. The integral PARKTRONIC warns of obstacles in front of the vehicle and behind.
The ADAPTIVE BRAKE system improves ride comfort and safety by helping to perform critical braking manoeuvres more safely with the basic function of the ABS anti-lock braking system, while convenience functions support the driver in everyday driving situations.
Too small of a gap between vehicles is one of the main causes of severe accidents. The newly developed radar-based COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST collision warning system can enhance safety and driving comfort by warning the driver of following too closely or of stationary obstacles and can support the driver's braking when it detects danger.
When travelling at speeds of more than 7 km/h, the system can recognise insufficient gaps to vehicles ahead as well as stationary objects. The forward collision warning is emitted as soon as the vehicle approaches any vehicle detected to the front at a high speed or acceleration. In this case the driver can be warned visually and audibly.
The headlamp assist system reduces the strain on the driver as it can automatically switch on low-beam headlamps, tail lamps and number plate illumination when it gets dark outside. The assistance system performs this task even when it's raining or snowing by electronically detecting the cycles of the windscreen wipers.
Improved vision at dusk, dawn and at night, optimised visibility for other road users and intelligent road illumination without dazzling other road users: this systems makes an important contribution to safe driving as the best possible light quality is provided for every driving situation.
The LED Intelligent Light System comprises LED dipped beams. high beams, turn indicators, daytime running lamps, position markers and cornering light, variable light distribution for country roads, motorways and dense fog, active light function, dynamic headlamp range adjustment and cornering light function.
The reversing camera offers convenience and added safety. Integrated into the boot lid, the camera transmits an image of the area behind the vehicle to the central COMAND Online
multimedia system (optional extra). The camera image not only makes parking easier but also aids in manoeuvring on terrain with visibility restrictions. .
New optics with digital image transfer and additional electronic zoom functions ensure an optimum image in all driving situations. When manoeuvring, the driver can select the "back-in" mode, in which dynamic guide lines indicate the respective path of the vehicle.
This expanded system is based on the existing Speed Limit Assist system. The traffic signs are recognised optically by a camera system installed behind the windscreen.
The functionality of the system has been extended to include, apart from traffic signs recognised to date, "no overtaking" and "no entry" signs as well as the respective signs lifting these restrictions. The traffic signs detected are compared with the traffic signs stored in the system, and displayed if they match. Apart from a plausibility check against the stored signs, the system also makes use of data from the navigation system.
 Component of the optional Parking package.
 Only available in conjunction with the optional COMAND Online multimedia system .
 Part of the optional Driving Assistance package Plus.
 Only available in conjunction with the optional LED Intelligent Light System.