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Side impact Flattened steel tubes in the can be inflated in a fraction of a second, and pushing out the door skin to create more crush in the side of the vehicle.

Mercedes new crash safety systems for Benz vehicles

11 October

SIDE-impact bars that like steel airbags in the an underbody airbag that into the road surface to braking force the moment a crash and seats that occupants away from the milliseconds before impact are some of the next-generation crash ideas being trialled by

In all, more than a breakthrough crash safety systems using 27 new patented have been packed two Mercedes ESF (Experimental Safety 2009 test vehicles.

One of was shipped to Australia and shown to the at Mercedes-Benz Australia’s Melbourne last week by a team of the manufacturer’s safety experts led by Cars vice-president of development, and safety, Ulrich Mellinghoff.

From top: Mercedes-Benz Safety Vehicle, active illustration, inflating seat braking bag.

Described by Mr as “guardian angels”, most of the new are triggered by radar detectors the car, giving vital to maximise protection of occupants in a

Mr Mellinghoff said Mercedes-Benz had “made the car more of a thinker” devices such as electronic control, lane keeping autonomous braking and Pre-Safe preparation systems, as it works its goal of accident-free driving.

But he these new systems showed major advances could be made in occupant protection, not crash avoidance.

Mr Mellinghoff that up to 80 per cent of the ideas trialled in the ESF 2009 would it into production, as usual in top-end vehicles such as the S-class and then filtering through the range.

He said that as with Mercedes-Benz safety advances as airbags, the company would other manufacturers to adopt its technologies in the interests of making safer for everyone.

The S400 ESF 2009 – the first such experimental safety vehicle 1974 – has world-first inflatable structures in the doors to improve impact protection.

Using pyrotechnic inflators triggered by radar, the flattened steel in the door can be inflated in a fraction of a ballooning and pushing out the door to help create more space in the side of the vehicle.

The forced into the tube at a of up to 20 bar, remains in the tube impact, helping to defray the from the side collision. The are even lighter by 500g conventional steel bars.

the car, side bolsters in the also inflate, pushing the towards the centre of the car and away the doors.

Feeling like a nudge in the the inflatable bolsters not only valuable millimetres between the and the impending side crash but free up space for the side to work more effectively.

engineers told GoAuto a perennial problem with airbags was their ineffectiveness passengers rested their or head against the door, as when sleeping.

As well, and rear occupants benefit devices that spring their heads to prevent a of heads. In the rear seat, takes the form of a padded of the console that shoots out between the top of the seats. Of course, can only be used in vehicles two defined rear seats.

Mercedes-Benz ESF 2009

In the small airbags are inflated the seat backs, providing a between the heads of the driver and

In the event of an unavoidable frontal radar triggers a braking under the front of the car, the weight of the vehicle to press a skid pad down on the road to increase braking force the usual maximum 1g to 2g.

Mercedes engineers say the additional force has the effect of adding an 180mm of crumple zone to the of the vehicle in a 50km/h impact.

say an additional benefit of the upward of the car as the airbag inflates is that it the diving motion of the car just impact and also helps to occupants – taking up any slack in seatbelts – due to the sudden extra

However, they also that the success in the device is all in the – immediately before impact – as it the front wheels from the meaning conventional wheeled is rendered ineffective for a time.

The ESF also has full emergency triggered by 360-degree radar includes braking in a rear-end

Mercedes says that to popular belief, it is better to the brakes full on during a as it helps to mitigate whiplash by an unrestricted car shooting forward.

It says it is also better to the car after impact to prevent a collision that might, for send a car into oncoming for even more disastrous However, because the driver is shoved back in the car by up to 20cm, the brake pedal can become so Pre-Safe 360 does it for you.

At the of the car, the move to LED lights has the way for adaptive headlights that adjust the distribution of light so oncoming drivers are not blinded by the lights points towards the vehicle, while maintaining light on the other side of the for improved safety.

The system, a camera and headlights with 100 can even spotlight obstacles as a pedestrian on the side of the road to the driver.

Other systems on the ESF 2009 airbags that tailor effectively to the size of occupants, rear seatbelts to overcome the of airbag protection for rear-seat a child seat (developed Takata) that more protects smaller occupants, reflective elements to make the car visible at night and a rear camera so parents can watch without turning around.

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