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Electronic System

Mercedes-Benz logo23 Oct 2001

By BRUCE NEWTON

A SOPHISTICATED collection of electronics is provided in the CLK. Like the C-class, the coupe has available a Cockpit Management and Data system (a.k.a. COMAND) that acts as a control centre for all audio and telecommunications functions - radio, stereo, CD player/changer, sat-nav, phone, "Linguatronic" voice control and TV receiver. The driver can operate these functions directly on a COMAND unit in the centre console or transmit instructions using buttons on the steering wheel. A number of electronic handling-related safety systems are found on the car, including the electronic stability program (ESP), acceleration skid control and brake assist. The latter automatically generates the maximum brake boost if it deems the driver brakes too hesitantly or gently in critical situations.

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The transmission of sensor signals, measurement data, information, music and TV pictures at lightning speed and with excellent quality is ensured by a trio of high-capacity databus systems and the use of fibre optic cables on board the CLK

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