Innovation Prize for proximity control

  • Date
    2 December 1998
  • Description
    DISTRONIC, the autonomous intelligent cruise control system available in the new S-Class, is awarded the 1998 Daimler-Benz Innovation Prize at Stuttgart's Liederhalle.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class, model series 220, 1998. Automatic distance control by DISTRONIC proximity control system (special equipment), schematic drawing in motorway traffic on the Autobahn 81/Germany: A sensor behind the radiator grille registers the traffic situation and gives the braking command until a certain distance between the vehicles in the convoy has been established. If the distance to the vehicle in front increases, the system accelerates back to the previously selected speed. DISTRONIC wins the Daimler-Benz Innovation Award 1998 in Stuttgart's Liederhalle.
S-Class, Saloon - W/V 220