Mercedes-Benz has developed one ground-breaking solution after another to get closer to realizing the vision of safe and accident-free driving. Innovative technologies such as the PRE-SAFE anticipatory occupant protection system and DISTRONIC PLUS adaptive cruise control first made it onto the road in a Mercedes-Benz, setting new standards in vehicle safety. Because it was the first time active and passive systems had been combined – for even better protection and ride comfort. Mercedes-Benz innovation strategy is taking a stage further by intelligently combining sensors with safety and assistance systems.
Mercedes-Benz Innovation Strategy:
Mercedes-Benz is the inventor of the automobile, and it continues to be the driving force behind its development. The company confirms its claim for technological leadership again and again by registering more than 80,000 patents since Carl Benz presented the “Patent Motor Car” in 1886 and Gottlieb Daimler presented the “motorized carriage” in the same year. The focus of the company´s holistic commitment is the technological refinement of the automobile, and here Mercedes-Benz is setting the standards in all the relevant areas, from design and comfort to safety and drive systems. The pioneering developments from Mercedes-Benz Innovation strategy, which in many cases benefit not only the customers but also those of other brands — ABS and the Electronic Stability Program ESP® are examples — are the result of a consistent innovation strategy that their highly motivated employees put
into practice every day and implement with the help of state-of-the-art development methods.