Mercedes-Benz ESF research vehicle. Click image to enlarge
Toronto, Ontario – Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its ESF research vehicle at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, demonstrating how advanced technology can assist drivers not only in avoiding crashes, but also in reducing the impact if a collision is unavoidable.
All of the systems in the research vehicle are available in the E- and S-Class today, including Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Distronic Plus adaptive cruise control, Brake Assist Plus, Pre-Safe Brake, Adaptive High Beam Assist, and Attention Assist.
Based on the S400 Hybrid, the Experimental Safety Vehicle (ESF) is the first experimental safety vehicle to be built by Mercedes-Benz since 1974. It was developed and built in Daimler’s test vehicle workshops in Sindelfingen, Germany.