MercedesBenz ESF 2009 Tests Future Safety Technology NYTimes com

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Mercedes-Benz ESF 2009

Mercedes-Benz ESF 2009 Tests Safety Technology

The Child seat and inflatable belt for seat passengers in the Mercedes-Benz ESF

MONTVALE, N.J. — Just heading back home to following a short tour of the States, Mercedes-Benz’s ESF 2009 safety vehicle made one pitstop before a gaggle of reporters in northern New Jersey. It a tantalizing glimpse of more a dozen different systems to make driving (and safer.

Closest on the horizon is a new type of seat, according to the ESF’s manager, Michael Fehring. The Protect System is essentially a seat with steel padded bolsters and a cut-out to accommodate children from to 12 years old. The steel and side pads are intended to tots from car parts the interior, and it makes current booster seats look Tinker Toys. Unfortunately, the which will fit in any vehicle, won’t hit the market for three said Mr. Fehring.

Further into the future is the of active door supports pop out on the sides of the car 20 to 30 milliseconds before a to protect from side Complementary to this are “interseat systems, including a firm air bag deploys near the side the headrest in the event of a rollover. intended to prevent driver and from injuring each

Mercedes-Benz ESF 2009

There are also “virtual zones” created by a bevy of including a half-dozen radar Altogether, they make up the 360 system. Among its many is the coordination of several systems to the danger of accidents that when the car is stopped.

Mr. Fehring a situation in which a driver is at a red light when suddenly the car that it may be hit from behind by vehicle. The first thing the 360 system will do is rapidly its taillights to alert the other If that fails to slow the car, within milliseconds the system will apply brake (so if your foot off the brake pedal on impact, the are still fully engaged). It also trigger the car’s protection system to try to prevent

Mercedes clearly wants to to the mid-1970s heyday of cooperative of safety systems that de facto standards such as brakes. The ESF 2009 is intended to such cooperation. For example, Mr. pointed out that while communication to prevent collisions is many years away, is working with several to develop standards. Indeed, the has demonstrated such collision in coordination with BMW vehicles.

The Mercedes staff fended off about prices and costs, out that when it comes to you get what you pay for. Clearly the also hopes drivers agree with a mantra several times at the demonstration: sells.

Mercedes-Benz ESF 2009
Mercedes-Benz ESF 2009

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