Re: [MBZ] BenzpR0n of the day - DISTRONIC PLUS® with Steering Assist

2013-04-21 Thread Chris James
Came across an article describing the system working in conjunction with ESP on the previous A B Class models. I'd like to imagine that Steering Assist also comes into play on the new E with the standard ESP program possibly the optional lane tracking feature, they're just choosing to market

[MBZ] BenzpR0n of the day

2013-04-20 Thread Rich Thomas
DISTRONIC PLUS -- 2014 E-Class -- Mercedes-Benz Vehicle Safety https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJmpCJ36e0gfeature=youtu.be --R ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new and used parts go to www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] BenzpR0n of the day

2013-04-20 Thread Mitch Haley
Nothing like having a car that thinks it's smarter than you are, unless it's having a car that thinks the driver ahead of you is smarter than you are. 1. When I steer around a pothole or a piece of 2x4 with nails in it, the car will make sure it goes straight down the center of the lane? 2. If

Re: [MBZ] BenzpR0n of the day - DISTRONIC PLUS® with Steering Assist

2013-04-20 Thread Chris James
No, no! Steering assist is only active when you have the Distronic cruise activated. But it's an assist onlyit doesn't take full control of the wheel, only making it easier to stay in your lane by slightly varying the power assist off the center direction of travel. It won't prevent you

Re: [MBZ] BenzpR0n of the day - DISTRONIC PLUS® with Steering Assist

2013-04-20 Thread Mitch Haley
Chris James wrote: No, no! Steering assist is only active when you have the Distronic cruise activated. But it's an assist onlyit doesn't take full control of the wheel, only making it easier to stay in your lane by slightly varying the power assist off the center direction of travel.