Stuttgart, Germany, June 2009: The best and brightest automotive minds of the 21st Century convened at the 21st International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) to present the latest and most innovative technologies for automotive safety.
The largest and most important global congress on vehicle safety attracted approximately 800 participants including engineers, designers, and executives from 24 countries on all five continents.
Among the highlights of the ESV was the Mercedes-Benz unveiling of the ESF 2009 an experimental safety vehicle with trailblazing innovations including: inflatable metallic sections to afford more stability to structural components within fractions of a second, and a Braking Bag housed within the vehicle floor and more.
The ESF 2009, based on the Mercedes S 400 HYBRID, is the first Experimental Safety Vehicle to be built by Mercedes-Benz since 1974.
Nathan King was on hand for Bader TV and has more from the conference...