Intelligent Drive - the all-senses network

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Our vision of accident-free mobility

What began with PRE-SAFE® ten years ago and continued with DISTRONIC PLUS we have now advanced into a new dimension in driving: Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive – comfort and safety have now been fused. You can see it and feel it in the new GLA.

Thanks to networking – our safety experts called this "sensor fusion" - the intelligent assistance systems analyse complex situations and recognise potential traffic dangers better using sensors positioned all round the vehicle.

The availability of equipment depends on the engine and the configuration selected. You will find details in the equipment information for each model.

Adaptive Highbeam Assist (optional)
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When the high beams are activated, Adaptive Highbeam Assist always provides the optimum headlamp range and prevents dazzling oncoming traffic. The driver hardly has to operate the high-beam switch any longer and is able to better focus on the driving tasks.

Active Parking Assist, including PARKTRONIC (optional)
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Active Parking Assist makes finding a parking space as well as parking and leaving a parallel or on-end parking space easier. It automatically steers the vehicle into parking spaces and spares the driver the steering and braking actions.

Active Parking Assist is automatically engaged when driving forwards at speeds up to 35 km/h. If the vehicle travels slower than 30 km/h, the system indicates with a "P" symbol and a directional arrow in the multifunction display of the instrument cluster that it has located a suitable parking space. By default the system looks on the right side of the road, when the left-side turn indicator is activated also on the left side of the road.

If the driver changes into reverse gear, confirms the parking selection shown and drives no faster than 10 km/h, the active Parking Assist carries out the steering manoeuvre on its own. The driver only needs to operate the accelerator and brake pedal; in a maximum of seven moves parking is complete. The driver can at any time intervene and correct the parking manoeuvre.

The electronic parking aid PARKTRONIC monitors the front and rear of the vehicle during manoeuvring and warns the driver when it detects a potential collision. It is active at a speed of up to 18 km/h.

COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST
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COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST warns the driver visually and audibly of insufficient distance to the vehicle travelling ahead or of stationary objects. Adaptive Brake Assist helps the driver to brake to prevent rear-ending the vehicle travelling ahead.

When travelling at speeds of more than 7 km/h, the system can recognise insufficient gaps to vehicles ahead. When the system detects the danger of a rear-end collision, it can emit a visual and acoustic warning to the driver.

If the system detects a danger and the driver applies the brakes at the same time, Adaptive Brake Assist can intervene for good measure: It then provides precisely the right amount of brake pressure that is needed ideally to avoid an impending collision.

DISTRONIC PLUS adaptive cruise control, including COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS (optional)
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The innovative driver assistance system automatically helps drivers to keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front and unburdens them on long journeys and in stop-and-go traffic. COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS warns of falling below the safe following distance visually and audibly.

In stop-and-go traffic, DISTRONIC PLUS applies the brakes automatically – if necessary, until the vehicle comes to a complete stop. Automatic braking is applied with a deceleration of up to 5 m/s2 As soon as the traffic situation improves, DISTRONIC PLUS automatically accelerates back up to the preset speed if the driver presses briefly on the accelerator or flicks the cruise control lever.

If DISTRONIC PLUS identifies that heavy braking is required, an intermittent warning tone is sounded and a warning symbol lights up in the instrument panel. This alerts the driver to pay close attention and apply the brakes if necessary. To move off again after coming to a complete stop, the driver only needs to pull the cruise control lever or tap the accelerator.

DISTRONIC PLUS combined with COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST gives COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS. It has an additional function. If there is a lasting danger of a collision and the driver fails to react, the system can also execute autonomous braking at speeds of up to 200 km/h, thereby reducing impact of an accident with a vehicle ahead that is slower or is coming to a stop.

Only available in conjunction with 7G-DCT automatic transmission.

Intelligent Light System (optional)
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For the best possible visibility on country roads and motorways, on bends and in foggy conditions, the Intelligent Light System with adaptive bi-xenon headlamps automatically adapts to the weather, lighting and driving conditions.

The components and functions of the Intelligent Light System at a glance:

  • Cornering light with H7 technology
  • Dynamic dipped and high beams (bi-xenon module)
  • Active Headlamps
  • Motorway mode
  • Dynamic headlamp range control
  • Enhanced fog lamps
  • LED turn indicators
  • Country mode
  • LED rear fog lamps, brake lamps and turn indicators
  • Reversing lamp with conventional incandescent bulb
  • Headlamp washer system
  • Fibre-optic tail lamps
  • Fibre-optic daytime driving lamps and position markers
Retractable reversing camera with dynamic guide lines in CENTRAL MEDIA DISPLAY (optional)
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The reversing camera makes reversing to park and to manoeuvre considerably easier and safer. It automatically switches on when reverse gear is engaged and shows the driver the surroundings behind the vehicle with dynamic guidelines on the CENTRAL MEDIA DISPLAY.

Lane Keeping Assist (optional)
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Inattention and fatigue can result in you drifting out of your lane without realising it. The system can recognise inadvertent lane departures and can warn the driver with pulsating steering-wheel vibrations.

Lane Tracking package (optional)
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The combination of Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist bears a two-fold safety benefit. The systems can warn drivers visually and audibly of vehicles in the blind spot and use pulsating steering-wheel vibrations to indicate inadvertent lane departures.

Inattention and fatigue can result in you drifting out of your lane without realising it. The system can recognise inadvertent lane departures and can warn the driver with pulsating steering-wheel vibrations.

Blind Spot Assist visualizes one of the major hazards in traffic. If a vehicle is detected in the blind spot, a red triangle appears in the exterior mirror. Should the driver fail to notice the visual clue and activate the turn indicator, the system issues an additional audible warning.

Cruise control with SPEEDTRONIC variable speed limiter (optional)
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Cruise control with SPEEDTRONIC allows relaxed and fuel-saving driving especially on long journeys. In addition to the desired cruising speed the system also allow setting an individual top speed, for example, to safely comply with speed limits.

Optional extra in conjunction with 6-speed manual gearbox.

Blind Spot Assist (optional)
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The system visualizes one of the major hazards in traffic. If a vehicle is detected in the blind spot, a red triangle appears in the exterior mirror. Should the driver fail to notice the visual clue and activate the turn indicator, the system issues an additional audible warning.

Traffic Sign Assist (optional)
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The driver assistance system is capable of identifying speed limits and no-passing zones as well as the their cancellation and display them in the instrument cluster and in the map view of the CENTRAL MEDIA DISPLAY.