LOS ANGELES – When Mercedes-Benz engineers pondered how to avoid rear-end collisions in sudden-stop situations, a light bulb went on. Repeatedly. That is how the luxury brand’s ’07 S600 will communicate emergency stops to vehicles behind it, says Bart Herring, S-Class product manager. ’07 Mercedes S-Class When the driver hits the binders hard, the car’s brake lamps flash. “It’s the ability to communicate, ‘Hey, this is an emergency stopping situation,’ with the car behind you,” ...

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