Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle (ESF) 2019: New safety ideas for a new mobility

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September 2019
Stuttgart

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    Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle ESF 22 from 1973. Detail: Energy-absorbing front.
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    Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle ESF 13 from 1972. Detail: Energy-absorbing front bumper.
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    Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle ESF 22 from 1973.
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    Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle ESF 24 from 1974. Detail: Energy-absorbing rear bumper.
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    Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle ESF 13 from 1972. Detail: Automatically applied front seat belt.
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    Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle ESF 13 from 1972.
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    Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle ESF 13 from 1972. Detail: Extended front crumple zone.
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    In 1969, Mercedes-Benz begins targeted accident research. Here real accidents are analysed and reconstructed in order to gain further findings for safety development. Photo from the 1990s with an estate of the 124 model series as an emergency vehicle.
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    Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle ESF 2009 from 2009. In the background a saloon of the 111 model series from 1959, the world’s first vehicle with safety body, consisting of a stiff cabin structure and energy-absorbing crumple zones at front and back.
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    Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle ESF 22 from 1973.
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    Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle ESF 24 from 1974.
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    Technology centre for vehicle safety: The building in the Mercedes Technology Center in Sindelfingen measures 170 m x 279 m x 23 m, with an investment of approx. Ä 200 million
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    Dummy laboratory: The approx. 120 test dummies are prepared for tests in the precisely temperature-controlled workshop. Each of the dummies costs up to Ä 700,000 and has up to 220 measuring points
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    Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle ESF 05 from 1971.
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    Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle ESF 2009 from 2009.
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    Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicles ESV 2009 (2009), ESV 24 (1974), ESV 22a (1973), ESV 13 (1972) – l. to r.
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    Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle ESF 13 from 1972.
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    Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle ESF 13 from 1972
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    Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle ESV 24, 1974.
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    Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle ESF 24 from 1974.
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    Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle ESF 24 from 1974. Detail: Energy-absorbing front bumper.
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