With the 2017 Mercedes-AMG EQM now equipped with a unique, state-of-the-art electronic suite, Mercedes- AMG has taken a bold step to improve the comfort and safety of its customers.
The company introduced the first-ever electronic safety system in a vehicle with the 2018 Mercedes-Amps EQM and the first electronic collision avoidance system in its lineup.
The EQM system is one of a few safety technologies in the Mercedes brand that are specifically engineered to help users maintain a calm and levelheaded attitude, a new report from Auto Trends finds.
The new EQM will include an onboard “Ego Defense Mechanism” (EDM), a device that monitors driver behaviors, and a driver-assistance feature that detects when the vehicle is being driven too fast and adjusts its braking, steering and throttle.
The EDM is a digital “mechanism” that monitors a user’s behaviors, using sensors embedded in the car’s dashboard, according to the report.
The EDM also monitors the vehicle’s speed, acceleration, and braking capabilities.
The driver can use this data to determine how to react to the situation and to avoid further injury or damage.
The Mercedes-BMW EGO defense mechanism detects drivers’ behaviors and sends a signal to the ECU that the driver’s actions are causing an “excessive amount of braking, acceleration or braking that causes excessive strain or stress on the vehicle,” the report says.
The system is designed to be triggered when the driver exceeds the limit of the vehicle speed limit, but it also helps the vehicle to react quickly when the brake pedal is pressed.
The system also monitors whether the vehicle has any “lack of braking control,” and alerts the driver if the vehicle starts to slow down or stops for any reason.
When the EDM detects an excessive amount of brake pressure, the system will activate an “EQM Mode” that will trigger an adaptive braking system that will adjust the braking power based on the level of brake resistance.
The adaptive braking will only be activated if the driver uses the brakes when they are needed, according the report, which does not provide any additional details.
The report says that when the EGM mode is activated, the Mercedes EQM’s automatic braking function will stop when the driving environment becomes too stressful.
This is known as the “ego defence mechanism,” and it helps the driver to maintain a levelheaded approach to driving, the report said.
A more comprehensive report, from AutoTrend, details how the Ego Defense mechanism is implemented and the driver-training features included in the EQM.
It is also important to note that the system is “not mandatory” for drivers of all models, according AutoTrend.
This may be because some owners choose to ignore the EGO Defence mechanism altogether and only rely on the EMD or the “Echo” system.
But, for drivers who opt to utilize the ELD feature, the car can also be equipped with two additional sensors that can be used to monitor driving performance, and help to identify when a driver is in danger of driving under the influence of alcohol.
AutoTrend’s report says Mercedes- Benz’s new EQ-Drive and EQ-Control systems can also detect and warn drivers when they have exceeded the legal limit of alcohol, which is .08 percent.
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