Mercedes-Benz Creating New Technology To Protect Hearing During Crash
Mercedes-Benz is currently developing a new technology that aims to protect a driver’s hearing in the event of a crash. Automotive makers have created countless technologies that protect drivers like airbags, seat-belt pre-tensioning and more, but they have yet to develop any equipment or technology that will protect someone’s hearing in a crash. Car crashes have been known to be loud enough to cause damage to the inner ear. Mercedes-Benz hopes to use a new technology that emits pink noise to insulate passengers ears from the sound of a collision.
This new system is part of Mercedes-Benz Pre-Safe system. When the sensors on the car detect a collision is unavoidable, the car will play a burst of pink noise through the speakers. The company has included a specially designed audio processing chip in the 2016 E-Class for this new system. Mercedes-Benz’s goal for this new pink noise is that the sound will trigger the stapedius reflex in passenger’s ears. This reflex is triggered by loud noises and allows the ear to protect itself from damage.
This new technology has been tested and was very effective. Mercedes-Benz hopes to expand Pre-Safe sound to more vehicles in the future. If you are interested in a new #MercedesBenz or want to check out some of your options, visit us at Mercedes-Benz Brampton. For more information about what we have to offer, check out our website.