The upcoming 2007 Mercedes S-Class won't just be stylish and fast, but it will also be smart. For around $80,000 to $130,000, the new model will get you from 0 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds and have a collision detection system that will help avoid crashes when you are about to crash. Computer geeks can also plug PC Cards into the dash.
Mercedes' "brake assist" system uses radar beams to predict when crashes will happen. If the driver is braking too little, the computers will apply the necessary pressure to stop. Unavoidable collisions will trigger the car's "pre-safe" features by pre-tightening all seatbelts, closing all the windows and moving the seats to safe positions.
In the center console is a large LCD screen that displays a digital replica of the analog gauges. In addition, drivers can switch to night vision mode. Right under the screen is a PC Card slot for drivers to plug in storage cards. With the appropriate adapter, Compact Flash and SD cards with videos are MP3s can be plugged in. The car can also come with an optional iPod dock.