PeterH on December 27th, 2009
Airbags in cars have previously only been used as a restraint system for the occupants.
In the future they might also be a PRE-CRASH- component, activating an auxiliary brake in the vehicle floor and improving both deceleration and compatibility with the other vehicle involved in the accident.

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PeterH on December 24th, 2009

2009 ABC with Crosswind stabilisation

Active Body Control, or ABC, is the Mercedes-Benz brand name used to describe fully-active suspension, that allows control of the vehicle body motions and therefore virtually eliminates body roll in many driving situations including cornering, accelerating, and braking. (more…)

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PeterH on December 24th, 2009

Full steerability in emergency braking maneuvers

  • December 1970: Daimler-Benz presents the first-generation anti-lock braking system
  • Pioneer among the motor manufacturers
  • The long road to large-scale production


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PeterH on December 23rd, 2009

  • A milestone in active driving safety
  • ESP® keeps the vehicle on track even in critical handling situations
  • Series production from 1995


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PeterH on December 18th, 2009
Under the hood of the F 700 research vehicle lurks a completely new drive concept: the DIESOTTO engine.

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PeterH on December 18th, 2009
Pedestrian protection offered by new E-Class: Bonnet is raised 50 millimetres instantaneously upon impact with a pedestrian

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