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Mercedes-Benz S 500 Intelligent Drive Review at IAA 2013

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October 18, 2013 AT 1:58 PM
The second-generation S-Class Hybrids feature an anticipatory energy management system and thereby improve energy efficiency. The operating strategy of the Hybrid drive system not only accounts for the current driving condition and driver input, but also adjusts to the likely route (inclines, downhill stretches, bends or speed limits) for the next eight kilometres. Intelligent Hybrid uses the navigation data from COMAND Online to manage the charging and discharging of the high-voltage battery. The goal is, for example, to use the energy content of the battery for propulsion ahead of a downhill stretch in order to recharge it while going downhill using recuperation.