Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle 2009 History

Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle 2009 History

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Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, more than 130 years of automotive history
The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart is the only place in the world capable of documenting the unbroken history of the automobile from its very beginning. Transporting you to a height of 34 metres, the museum lift will take you on a journey back in time – to the year 1886. For this is where the legend begins, with the pioneering invention of Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz – the automobile. Few inventions have made such an impact on the human world. Two interlinked museum tours guide the visitor through the spectacular architecture of the building and the eventful history of the Mercedes-Benz brand – combining the key moments in contemporary world history with super sports cars, Silver Arrows and Gullwings. The two tours lead to the same end point: the innovations of the present. Over an area covering 16,500 square metres on nine levels, the exhibition presents 160 vehicles and over 1,500 exhibits, divided into Legend rooms and Collection rooms. The Legend rooms document the history of the Mercedes-Benz brand and are subdivided into themes and epochs. The Collection rooms offer a thematic presentation of the wealth and diversity of vehicles made by the brand. Relive the history – and at the same time you will be afforded an informative glimpse into the future. Where do we go from here? The Mercedes-Benz Museum offers a comprehensive programme of entertainment all year round that covers all aspects of the history of the automobile. From unique special exhibitions and an extensive range of attractions for children to one-off events such as the open-air cinema and Mercedes-Benz Sternennächte – the museum has something for eveyone.





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Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle 2009 Systeme Inside
Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle 2009 Systeme Inside





2009 ESF Mercedes Concept Safety Vehicle
The ESF 2009 is the first Experimental Safety Vehicle to be built by Mercedes-Benz since 1974. Like its historic predecessors, it illustrates trailblazing innovations in the field of safety and makes the progress achieved clearly visible. These amazing but by no means crazy ideas include inflatable metallic sections which give more stability to structural components within fractions of a second, as well as the so-called "Braking Bag". This airbag, housed within the vehicles floor, is deployed when a crash is deemed to be unavoidable, and uses a friction coating to support the vehicle against the road surface.




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