Yesterday we brought word of a new concept vehicle based on the new Mercedes S400 Hybrid, and today, Daimler has officially unveiled the model along with a lengthy description. It’s called the Mercedes-Benz ESF 2009 Experimental Safety Vehicle, and it’s the first safety vehicle to be built by the company since 1974. In total, the Mercedes ESF 2009 features more than twelve safety systems, the majority of which are fully functioning.
According to Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Cars: “Safety is a central element of the Mercedes-Benz brand. In this respect we have been setting the pace in the market for almost 70 years. For the benefit of our customers and for road users in general. The ESF 2009 shows that we still have plenty of ideas and the absolute will, to lead the automobile industry in this field even in future.”
To detail the model, Daimler has published a numerous part press kit and roughly 60 photos, so rather than attempt to paraphrase the exceptionally lengthy content, I’m going to let the press material take it from here. It’s truly a fascinating concept, so stay tuned to see where the future of Mercedes-Benz vehicle safety is headed.