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How Does Mercedes-Benz ATTENTION ASSIST® Work?

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Your Mercedes-Benz dashboard is home to a wide variety of symbols and lights. At times, it can be difficult to know what each and every one stands for. So, if you’ve wondered, “What does the coffee cup mean on my Mercedes-Benz?” Mercedes-Benz of Honolulu has the answer: the coffee cup symbol means that Mercedes-Benz ATTENTION ASSIST® is turned on.


ATTENTION ASSIST® is an intelligent technology that increases Mercedes-Benz car safety for both the driver and passengers. Great for long car rides, this safety feature monitors driving maneuvers and alerts the driver when they show signs of fatigued driving behavior. For those wondering, “How does my Mercedes-Benz detect drowsiness with this feature?” watch the video below to learn in greater detail just how ATTENTION ASSIST® works.

How Mercedes-Benz ATTENTION ASSIST® Works

An industry-first by Mercedes-Benz, ATTENTION ASSIST® uses a sensor and detailed algorithm to detect fatigued driving behavior. See how it works below:

  • ATTENTION ASSIST® analyzes driving behavior in the first few minutes of your ride and assesses your personal driving techniques using over 70 parameters.
  • While you are driving in Ewa Beach, ATTENTION ASSIST® identifies certain steering corrections that indicate drowsiness and fatigue. ATTENTION ASSIST® also considers external factors, including road conditions, crosswinds, and your interaction with vehicle controls.
  • After considering these external factors, ATTENTION ASSIST® will send you an alert that suggests you take a break from driving if it determines that your driving behavior is due to fatigue.

What is the Benefit of Mercedes-Benz ATTENTION ASSIST®?

With ATTENTION ASSIST® in your Mercedes-Benz, you can have more confidence in the safety of yourself, your passengers, and other drivers on the road in Waipahu. Hawaii is full of stunning destinations, but when you’re on a long journey, it’s possible for fatigue to set in. Driver fatigue causes your attention level to fall, increasing the risk of a serious accident in Mililani. If Mercedes-Benz ATTENTION ASSIST® detects even a slight chance of drowsiness, you’ll see the coffee cup dashboard symbol light up and understand that it’s time to get off the road and rest for a while.

Which Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Offer ATTENTION ASSIST®?

ATTENTION ASSIST® is offered on most new Mercedes-Benz models you’ll find here at Mercedes-Benz of Honolulu, including these popular options:

  • C-Class
  • E-Class
  • S-Class
  • CLA
  • CLS
  • GLA
  • GLC
  • GLE
  • GLS

Learn More About ATTENTION ASSIST® From Mercedes-Benz of Honolulu

Contact us to learn more about ATTENTION ASSIST®, which comes standard on a variety of Mercedes-Benz models like the CLA, GLA, and E-Class. Visit our dealership to browse our inventory of new vehicles equipped with this technology, and explore this safety technology for yourself! Our dealership is just a short drive from Kapolei and Aiea.

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