What Is Mercedes-Benz ATTENTION ASSIST®?

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Distracted or tired driving greatly increases the likelihood of dangerous crashes, but your Mercedes-Benz has your back! ATTENTION ASSIST® from Mercedes-Benz learns your behavior and lets you know when you’re exhibiting signs of distraction, thereby mitigating some of the most significant collision risk factors. When ATTENTION ASSIST® says “take a break,” Mercedes-Benz drivers will know that it’s time to slow down, grab a cup of coffee, or make time to rest their eyes.

How Does Mercedes-Benz ATTENTION ASSIST® Work in Chandler, AZ?

How does Mercedes-Benz ATTENTION ASSIST® know when you need to take a moment to collect yourself? You might already know that the technology is supposed to notify you when you’re distracted, but what is Mercedes-Benz ATTENTION ASSIST® designed to do, exactly?

ATTENTION ASSIST® works by plugging the findings of numerous sensors into an algorithm, determining your normal driving style, and identifying deviations from the norm. Here’s a closer look:

  1. The system immediately assesses more than 70 parameters when you head out on the roads of Phoenix or Gilbert.
  2. Specific steering corrections and other signs of fatigue indicate to the system that it’s time for you to find a rest stop.
  3. In order to ensure accuracy, ATTENTION ASSIST® also accounts for crosswinds and road conditions. It also checks to see how you’re interacting with the other features and controls in your cabin.
  4. If and when ATTENTION ASSIST® tells you to “take a break,” your Mercedes-Benz will sound an auditory alert and display a coffee cup icon on your dashboard.

With ATTENTION ASSIST® from Mercedes-Benz, your vehicle will help to protect you, your passengers, and other vehicles in situations where the risk of a collision is especially high. It’s just one part of the Mercedes-Benz safety suite, which also includes features such as PRESAFE®.

How was Mercedes-Benz ATTENTION ASSIST® Built and Assessed?

Can you really trust ATTENTION ASSIST® when it tells you to take a break? The algorithm that we detailed above is the result of extensive, closely monitored trials and detailed conversations with the participating drivers! Here’s a closer look at how Mercedes-Benz ATTENTION ASSIST® came into being:

  • First, Mercedes-Benz conducted numerous tests, in which the behavior of many different drivers was studied over a long period of time on the road.
  • Data collected during this process was then cross-referenced against the self-reported observations of the drivers.
  • A comprehensive study of the driver’s behaviors and their self-reported states of distraction or drowsiness was complemented by Electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring.
  • All this was used to set the system’s baseline understanding of distracted behavior. However, no two drivers are exactly alike, and things get a little more complicated in the real world! That’s why Mercedes-Benz ATTENTION ASSIST® also learns your normal behaviors, identifying deviations that reflect your own unique response to drowsiness or distraction.
  • In order to make these assessments of your behavior, ATTENTION ASSIST® tracks not only your vehicle’s movements but also your own behavior behind the wheel. Computer vision is a powerful tool that can recognize subtle changes in your eye movements and response times.

Which Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Offer ATTENTION ASSIST® in Chandler, AZ?

ATTENTION ASSIST® is now offered on almost every new vehicle in the Mercedes-Benz lineup, including each of the following:

  • A-Class, C-Class, E-Class, S-Class, CLA, and CLS cars and coupes
  • GLA, GLB, GLC, GLE, GLS, EQC, and G-Class SUVs
  • SLC, SL, and Mercedes-AMG® GT roadsters
  • Metris and Sprinter Vans

Remember, many of these vehicles come with a whole host of advanced driver assistance and safety features, including Blind Spot Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, and so much more. If you’re looking for a specific type of vehicle with a specific list of features, take advantage of our vehicle finder service to make sure you’re getting exactly what you need.

Learn More About Mercedes-Benz Safety at Mercedes-Benz of Chandler

While you’re here, learn more about the unique features and elements that define the Mercedes-Benz brand or study up on other high-tech features like DISTRONIC PLUS® and Mercedes-Benz mbrace®! We’re just a short drive from Tempe, and we’re happy to help you learn more about these features, either online or in person.

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