Automatic braking in the event of an impeded evasive manoeuvre with City Safety

City Safety1 has the facility to assist the driver by automatically braking the car earlier when it is not possible to avoid a collision by only steering away.

City Safety assists the driver by continuously attempting to anticipate whether there are "escape routes" to the side in case a slow or stationary vehicle ahead is discovered at a late stage.

P5-1617-s+v90 CitySafety Multi Target
Your car (1) "sees" no options for evading the vehicle ahead (2) and can therefore auto-brake earlier.
P5-Icon red circle 1Your car
P5-Icon red circle 2Slow/stationary vehicle

City Safety does not intervene with the auto-brake function as long as the driver him/herself has the opportunity to avoid a collision via a steering manoeuvre.

However, if City Safety anticipates that an evasive manoeuvre is not possible due to traffic in an adjacent lane, the function can assist the driver by automatically starting to brake at an earlier stage.

  1. 1 The function is not available in all markets.