Magic Body Control
Stability at all times
In 2013 the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class introduced Magic Body Control.
The system is fitted with a road-sensing system that pre-loads the shocks for the road surface detected. Using a stereo camera, the system scans the road surface up to 15 meters ahead of the vehicle at speeds up to 130 km/h, and it adjusts the shock damping at each wheel to account for imperfections in the road.
Initially only available on 8-cylinder models and above.
Magic Body Control attempts to isolate the car's body by predicting rather than reacting to broken pavement and speed bumps. In the video below you can see how Magic Body Control works.
To introduce this new system they came up with an attractive marketing campaign. The video below is an advertisement about Magic Body control.