Mercedes-Benz has been an early innovator and leader in developing advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). Mercedes offered the American market's first adaptive cruise control system starting in 1999. Six years later, Mercedes was also the first automaker to offer full-speed-range adaptive cruise control, which can bring a vehicle to a full stop if needed.
More broadly, ADAS technology also provides driver assistance and safety with automated steering and emergency braking. Mercedes-Benz offers some of the most sophisticated ADAS on the market, all based on the brand’s Distronic technology. Keep reading to learn more about Distronic and the full range of Mercedes-Benz advanced driver-assistance systems.