In Pics: Mercedes brings Experimental Safety Vehicle ESF 2019 to India

  • The future of automobile and road safety looks great courtesy ESF 2019, a GLE fitted with technological gadgetry galore.
  • ESF 2019 gives a glimpse into technological updates that could make way into cars of the future.
Mercedes' Experimental Safety Vehicle ESF 2019 is a research car on steroids that seeks to present the dawn of a safer drive and of safe roads. (Photo: Mercedes)
1/7Mercedes' Experimental Safety Vehicle ESF 2019 is a research car on steroids that seeks to present the dawn of a safer drive and of safe roads. (Photo: Mercedes)
The car was brought to India for the first time and was unveiled by Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways. (Photo: Mercedes)
2/7The car was brought to India for the first time and was unveiled by Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways. (Photo: Mercedes)
The ESF is a experiment GLE with cutting-edge technological advancements that give it eyes and ears to keep occupants as well as people around it safe. (HT Photo)
3/7The ESF is a experiment GLE with cutting-edge technological advancements that give it eyes and ears to keep occupants as well as people around it safe. (HT Photo)
The ESF 2019 builds a platform on which future autonomous cars could be built on. (HT Photo)
4/7The ESF 2019 builds a platform on which future autonomous cars could be built on. (HT Photo)
The rear screen of the vehicle doubles up as a full screen display - making use of cameras in the front, as well as a message display board. (HT Photo)
5/7The rear screen of the vehicle doubles up as a full screen display - making use of cameras in the front, as well as a message display board. (HT Photo)
While most of the features in ESF 2019 will take a few years to be production ready, some - like rear seat frontal airbags - are already making their way into cars of today. (Photo: Mercedes)
6/7While most of the features in ESF 2019 will take a few years to be production ready, some - like rear seat frontal airbags - are already making their way into cars of today. (Photo: Mercedes)
ESF 2019 gives a glimpse into what the future of road and car safety has in store. (Photo: Mercedes)
7/7ESF 2019 gives a glimpse into what the future of road and car safety has in store. (Photo: Mercedes)
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