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Why did my Mercedes tell me to take a break?

Why did my Mercedes tell me to take a break?

ATTENTION ASSIST® uses sensors to learn about your driving habits and can detect if driver fatigue is causing you to make small errors behind the wheel. If the system detects these common driver-fatigue-related errors, it will encourage you to take a break from your journey.

Does Mercedes have automatic emergency braking?

The Mercedes-Benz Brake Assist System (BAS®) is an autonomous emergency braking system that senses when another vehicle or pedestrian is too close to the front of your vehicle relative to your speed; Brake Assist can help with braking or perform emergency braking when the driver fails to step on the brakes in time.

How do I turn off my Mercedes Active Brake Assist?

On your Driver Information Center on your dash, within the speedometer, you’ll notice a coffee cup symbol which indicates your Mercedes-Benz ATTENTION ASSIST® system is on. Press “Ok” on the left-side of your steering wheel, then press “Ok” again to disable (or enable) the Mercedes-Benz Attention Assist® system.

Why did my car tell me to consider taking a break?

Drowsiness alert systems display a coffee cup and message on your dashboard to take a driving break if it suspects that you’re drowsy. Some systems with audio alerts may verbally tell you that you may be drowsy and should take a break as soon as it’s safe to do so.

How do Mercedes detect drowsiness?

Mercedes-Benz: Attention Assist In 2009, Mercedes-Benz unveiled a system called Attention Assist which monitors the driver’s fatigue level and drowsiness based on his/her driving inputs. It issues a visual and audible alarm to alert the driver if he or she is too drowsy to continue driving.

Why does my car keep saying consider taking a break?

What does the coffee cup symbol mean on a Mercedes-Benz?

Identifies and alerts tired drivers. If ATTENTION ASSIST detects low attention, a coffee cup symbol appears on the dashboard and an audio signal sounds to suggest a break. It works at speeds of more than 60 kilometres per hour. It can be switched off or adjusted for sensitivity.

Can you disable automatic braking?

Luckily for these folks, most automakers allow you to switch your auto braking off and back on. The upcoming government mandate compels automakers to include an automatic braking system by 2025. But the mandate does not require drivers keep it switched on.

How do you permanently turn off collision mitigation brakes?

To turn off CMBS, simply press and hold down the CMBS button (located to the left of the steering column) until you hear an audible beep and a message appears in the Multi-Information Display. The CMBS will remain deactivated until the engine is shut down.

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