PeterH on November 19th, 2012

“New S-Class with all-round vision”

Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber is the Member of the Daimler Board of Management responsible for Group Research and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. We spoke to him about the potential of the new safety systems. (more…)

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PeterH on October 19th, 2012

The new benchmark for car audio systems

Stuttgart. The bass sounds come from the foot space at the front, high and mid-range tones are virtually at the same level as the occupants’ ears, and the music sounds as it would live on the (more…)

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PeterH on October 2nd, 2012

Less weight, more vision, more sound

Stuttgart – Before the year is out, Mercedes-Benz will present a completely redeveloped SL Roadster made for the first time almost entirely from aluminium. The full aluminium bodyshell of this newly developed vehicle weighs around 110 kilograms less than a comparable bodyshell constructed with the technology used for its predecessor.


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  • The research vehicle had side-sticks instead of steering wheel and pedals
  • Electromechanical control is safer and faster
  • “Drive-by-wire” principle de-couples the input device from the suspension

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Mercedes cars take on the role of personal coach

Stuttgart. What could be better than a personal coach with a tailor-made training programme to enhance your fitness and general well-being, on hand to support you at any time of the day or night? Tomorrow’s
Mercedes-Benz cars will take on this very role.


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An airbag for seat belts

Stuttgart. The Beltbag, one of the highlights from the ESF 2009 Experimental Safety Vehicle, is due to go into production in a luxury-class model from Mercedes-Benz.

The inflatable seat-belt strap is able to reduce the risk of injury to passengers in the rear in a head-on collision by lessening the strain placed on the ribcage.


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