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Metris will likely be one of the 'safest' vans on the market come debut

Standard Equipment Includes:

Crosswind Assist
Attention Assist
Lane Keeping Assist
Collision Prevention Assist
Blind Spot Assist
 

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Mercedes-Benz has always been on the bleeding edge of incorporating safety technologies.


That Mercedes is first to bring these technologies to the van segment is no surprise to me. And it's about time. I should be able to order a van that is as safe as my car.
 

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As a passenger van it should be one of the best.
I've seen a number of ford transits as Taxi's, chances are some taxi, limo and chartering services might use them.... fits the bill.
 

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Mercedes-Benz has always been on the bleeding edge of incorporating safety technologies.


That Mercedes is first to bring these technologies to the van segment is no surprise to me. And it's about time. I should be able to order a van that is as safe as my car.
I don't consider it safer, but it does allow me to pay less attention... ;)
 

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It's all working us up to self-driving cars, all these features have small bits of self-driving DNA in them.

Imagine that, the day we have a completely self-driving metris :D
 

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It's all working us up to self-driving cars, all these features have small bits of self-driving DNA in them.

Imagine that, the day we have a completely self-driving metris :D
Well its not likely far off. Consumers are admitting day by day they can't operate a motorvehicle without the use of a cell phone.

http://www.vox.com/2015/5/19/8625223/driving-texting-phones-distraction



Its bad enough texting and driving let alone the nuts out there taking and posting instagram selfies...
 

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Oh great, who knows, maybe car makers will start including a driver facing camera for selfies and video.
That would be a privacy issue. GM got into hot water with its valet mode (that records valet trips from a front mounted camera) on the new Vette. I can only IMAGINE the uproar if they went a put a driver facing camera in the cockpit.
 

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Daimler (Mercedes-Benz) just developed the world's first autonomous semi truck. It's not much of a stretch to imagine an autonomous Metris someday. Maybe even someday soon!

 

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Autonomous Metris is possible and should fall in line with regular passenger vehicles going down that path from how I see it.
 

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oh thats interesting, phasing out the truckers. Of course you don't have to urine test a robot, nor stop for state mandated sleep every several hours... think of the efficiency gains ;)
 

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oh thats interesting, phasing out the truckers. Of course you don't have to urine test a robot, nor stop for state mandated sleep every several hours... think of the efficiency gains ;)
A lot of jobs to be lost but for the sake of efficiency, why not.
 
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