MERCEDES-BENZ ACTIVE SAFETY SYSTEMS

Mercedes-Benz went to Arjeplog, Sweden, to test its newest safety systems. There are three separate systems. The simplest, but by no means simple, is ASD, an automatic locking differential. Next is ASR, acceleration skid control, which is the functional equivalent of ABS but designed to prevent skids in power-on mode rather than while braking. Finally there is 4MATIC, a computerized automatically engaging 4-wheel-drive system. This article provides a detailed report on how each system performed.

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    Petersen Publishing Company

    8490 Sunset Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90069
  • Authors:
    • Nerad, J R
  • Publication Date: 1986-7

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 84-6,88
  • Serial:
    • Motor Trend
    • Volume: 38
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: Petersen Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0027-2094

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00493520
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-040 213
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1990 12:00AM