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by monitoring the braking, steering and stability systems, Pre-Safe can ready occupants for a collision
Experts at TheCarConnection.com love the safety features included on the 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, even though the vehicle has not yet been crash-tested.
Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have yet crash-tested the S-Class.
Still, the 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has many standard safety features, including side curtain airbags, front and rear side airbags, an anti-lock braking system, and traction control, reports ConsumerGuide.
An optional safety feature on the 2009 Mercedes-Benz is Night View Assist, which can see "almost 500 feet ahead of the car and display the view in the instrument panel," according to Cars.com.
Even more fun are the high-tech goodies. The Pre-Safe system is Mercedes' way of mitigating an impending accident. As Cars.com explains it, "by monitoring the braking, steering and stability systems, Pre-Safe can ready occupants for a collision by tightening the seat belts, adjusting the position of the front passenger seat and available power rear seats, and closing the windows." An even more advanced version of Pre-Safe requires the optional Distronic Plus adaptive cruise control, which brakes and accelerates the Mercedes-Benz 2009 as needed to avoid accidents.
A host of high-tech safety features on the 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class add to its already secure feel.