A daveknowscars.com reader wrote me yesterday after reading the article I posted on May 7th about the P1 and P2 packages on the new E class sedan from Mercedes-Benz.
A.V. Abraham writes:
“Please explain where is the night vision camera in the front of E350.I dont see it mentioned in P1 or P2.I have read articles saying that mercedes has this E350 of Yr 2010.” Thank you.
Thanks for your question Mr. Abraham. I found a car in our inventory with the Night View Assist feature and took some exterior pictures for you to illustrate exactly where the camera is.
Night View Assist PLUS with Pedestrian Detection is an enhanced system for 2010 model E and S class cars. Not only does it use the built in infrared camera to ‘illuminate’ what’s ahead at night and display it on your LCD instrument panel, but the Pedestrian Detection system will highlight figures, people, as they appear to the camera so you pay extra close attention.
While the Premium 2 Package (P2) is a pre-requisite to have the Night View Assist feature, the Night View Assist feature is NOT included in the P2 Package, it is a stand alone option. The Night View Assist feature uses some sensors and electronics that come in the P2 Package. Night View Assist is a stand alone option you can’t have without the P2 Package.