In June 2019, ESF 2019 made its first major appearance at the 26th International ESV Conference in Eindhoven (Netherlands). This ESV continues the unique tradition of Mercedes-Benz experimental safety vehicles that began in the early 1970s.
For almost 40 years, Mercedes-Benz has been researching the possible future of vehicle safety very realistically with experimental safety vehicles. In 1971, the brand presented its first ESV to the public.
The innovations for primary, secondary and integrated safety measures that are tested throughout the ESF programme are sustainable to a high degree. Many of the applications have been successfully transferred to series production and now set standards for the entire industry.