Mercedes-Benz Revolutionizes Safety with PRESAFE® Sound

2017 MB E-Class Coupe Night


If you’re a discerning car buyer, then you already know that Mercedes-Benz is renowned for its comprehensive PRESAFE® suite, which packages together a number of high-tech safety features to help you drive smarter and safer. Now Mercedes-Benz is raising the bar even higher with its latest innovation: PRESAFE® Sound. Using state of the art technology and human ingenuity, they’ve developed a means of protecting something that other safety systems ignore—your hearing.

What is PRESAFE® Sound?

The Mercedes-Benz PRESAFE® system has always been designed around minimizing the damage of an accident as much as possible. Whether it means slowing down the vehicle or activating the seat-belt tensioners at just the right moment, PRESAFE® works hard to make sure you’re as prepared as possible when an accident is imminent. PRESAFE® Sound follows in this example, but focuses solely on protecting your hearing from the damage and temporary deafness that can result from the cacophony of a car crash.

How Does PRESAFE® Sound Work?

PRESAFE® Sound makes use of two natural phenomena to protect you—the stapedius muscle reflex, and pink noise. The stapedius muscle reflex, when activated, is a natural form of healing protection: it’s a contraction that alters the link between your eardrum and inner ear in order to better protect it from loud noises, which in turn reduces the kind of damage your hearing can receive. Through intensive research, Mercedes-Benz discovered that playing a certain sound frequency—specifically, pink noise—can activate that reflex. So when PRESAFE® Sound senses that a collision is imminent, it does exactly that, emitting pink noise to trigger your stapedius muscle so your hearing is protected when the impact occurs

Experience PRESAFE® Sound at Mercedes-Benz of El Dorado Hills

PRESAFE® Sound made its triumphant debut in the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which is a model you can find for yourself at Mercedes-Benz of El Dorado Hills. And if you love what you hear, you can make use of our flexible financing process to help you afford one of your very own. So contact us online, and start driving safer!

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