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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Owners Manual: Overview of Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC displays in the instrument cluster

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Owners Manual / Driving and parking / Driving and driving safety systems / Overview of Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC displays in the instrument cluster

The assistance graphic and the status display show the status of the following functions in the instrument cluster:

  • Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC
  • Route-based speed adaptation
  • Active Steering Assist

Assistant display

Driving and driving safety systems

  1. Route-based speed adaptation (type of route event)
  2. Vehicle in front
  3. Distance indicator
  4. Set specified distance
  5. Active Lane Change Assist lane change display

Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC status display and route-based speed adaptation

Driving and driving safety systems

  1. Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC selected, set specified distance (number of segments below the vehicle)
  2. Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC deactivated, speed stored
  3. Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC active, speed stored, no vehicle detected (bright vehicle symbol)
  4. Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC active, speed stored, vehicle detected (green vehicle symbol)
  5. Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC and routebased speed adaptation active, speed stored

On highways or high-speed major roads, the green vehicle symbol is displayed cyclically when the vehicle is ready to pull away.

Speedometer

The stored speed is highlighted on the speedometer.

If the speed of the vehicle in front or the speed adjustment is less than the stored speed due to the route event ahead, the segments in the speedometer light up. Activation or deactivation of Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, as well as alterations to the speed due to manual or automatic adoption of the speed limit, are displayed in the control feedback of the multifunction display on a single line.

Active Steering Assist status display

Driving and driving safety systems

  1. Gray steering wheel: Active Steering Assist switched on and passive
  2. Green steering wheel: Active Steering Assist switched on and active
  3. Flashing steering wheel: prompt to the driver to actively confirm or transition from active to passive status, system limitation detected

Function of Hill Start Assist

Hill Start Assist holds the vehicle for a short time when pulling away on a hill under the following conditions:

  • Vehicles with automatic transmission: The transmission is in position D or R.
  • The electric parking brake is released.

This gives you enough time to move your foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal and depress it before the vehicle begins to roll away.

WARNING Risk of accident and injury due to the vehicle rolling away
After a short time, Hill Start Assist no longer holds the vehicle and it can roll away.
  • Therefore, swiftly move your foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal. Never attempt to leave the vehicle if it is being held by Hill Start Assist.
    Active Steering Assist

    HOLD function

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