Schumacher tests the new C Class at Mercedes Technology Center

Michael Schumacher recently visited the Mercedes Technology Center in Sindelfingen to test the all-new Mercedes-Benz C Class sedan. The record breaking Formula 1 world champion driver later revealed his insights on the next gen C Class, one of the best selling Mercedes car of all time.

Michael Schuhmacher, Tests C-Class Intelligent Drive

Brand ambassador of Mercedes Benz, Schumacher also partners in the development of Mercedes Benz Intellignet Drive system. The aim behind this is to give Mercedes Benz customers the minimum possible driver workload, with network assistance systems like Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Brake Assist PLUS, The PRE-SAFE® Brake, DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist and Stop&Go Pilot, and, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS.

Schumacher is a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz, and a development partner for Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive. This is the collective name the company has given to the networked assistance systems that relieve driver workload and improve traffic safety.

“Nobody is able to give 100% concentration all the time over a longer period to cope with the car and traffic situation. Sometimes just a moment of inattention is enough. And that is precisely why I support intelligent assistance systems for passenger cars,” Schumacher says about Intelligent Drive. The record-breaking Formula 1 world champion has given his support to traffic safety projects for many years. “Assistance systems are never distracted and never get tired. Assistance systems have no delay for reaction time. They can save lives.”

“With Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive we have ushered in a new era of active safety, and are once again confirming our position as a safety pioneer,” says Jochen Hermann, chief engineer responsible for assistance systems and active safety at Mercedes-Benz. “Preventing accidents and minimising their consequences: this is the holistic approach taken by the Mercedes-Benz safety philosophy, which the company refers to collectively as ‘Real Life Safety’.” For more information on the technologies aboard the all new C Class, scan through the press release below.

Michael Schuhmacher, Tests C-Class Intelligent Drive

Michael Schuhmacher, Tests C-Class Intelligent Drive

Michael Schuhmacher, Tests C-Class Intelligent Drive

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