Mercedes with a soul: Daimler unveils Experimental Safety Vehicle in India

While Daimler has actively worked towards making its cars - and roads at large, more safe, ESF 2019 - a GLE on research steroids - is a car like never before.
By : Shubhodeep Chakravarty
| Updated on: 20 Nov 2019, 22:43 PM
Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways, unveiled the Mercedes Benz ESF 2019. (HT Photo)
Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways, unveiled the Mercedes Benz ESF 2019. (HT Photo)
Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways, unveiled the Mercedes Benz ESF 2019. (HT Photo)
Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways, unveiled the Mercedes Benz ESF 2019. (HT Photo)

What if your car could see, talk, hear and sense much like you? What if it had an intelligent mind to ensure a smooth and safe drive? Well, that may well be where the automotive industry is heading and Daimler is trying to be at the forefront of it all courtesy the Mercedes Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle ESF 2019 which was unveiled for the first time in India on Wednesday.

While Daimler has actively worked towards making its cars - and roads at large, more safe, ESF 2019 - a GLE on research steroids - is a car like never before. The company showcased the ESF 2019 as part of its Safe Roads India Summit and reaffirmed its commitment towards road safety - both for passengers as well as pedestrians.

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ESF 2019 features a host of futuristic features which could make way into cars of tomorrow. The research vehicle is packed to the brim with technological innovations that help it remain aware always. Coloured lights, projective panels and even a triangle robot which comes out automatically when the car is stationery are just some of the standout features. The car has a number of cameras and several sensors all around that monitor the car as well as surroundings for conditions and hindrances.

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