Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is set to continue working with his most recent F1 employer, Mercedes-Benz, to aid development and promotion of its Intelligent Drive suite of safety and comfort features.
The long-term partnership was announced this week, and the former World Champion drew parallels between Mercedes’ road car advancement and his on-track successes.
“I was very often able to rely on the help of all the technologies available to me in the car and use them to my advantage (in F1),” Schumacher said.
“That is why I am a declared supporter of driving assistance systems both in the racing car and in the road-going car.”
Mercedes hasn’t specified which technologies Mr Schumacher will be working on first, but are likely to include the upcoming Steering Assist autonomous feature, plus the next-generation Brake Assist and Pre-Safe systems.
He will also likely play a significant role in the launch of the 2014 S-Class flagship that will introduce several of these features next year.
Schumacher is scheduled to make his first appearance as an Intelligent Drive ambassador at the 'Handelsblatt PATHFINDER – The future starts today' event in Germany on May 1.