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VIDEO: Mercedes-Benz ESF S400 Concept's "Braking Bag" in action

by Jonathon Ramsey (RSS feed) on Jun 14th, 2009 at 2:09PM

Mercedes-Benz ESF 2009 - Click above for a high-res gallery. Follow the jump for video. Mercedes-Benz has built an S400 Hybrid called the Experimental Safety Vehicle (ESF in German) as a rolling jack-in-the-box of the company's safety technology. One of those tech highlights is the braking bag -- the panel under the car in the picture above -- which operates both as an air brake and a support in the event of an accident. When the PRE-SAFE system detects a crash is imminent, it will deploy an airbag located in the vehicle floor above the front axle carrier. This action will thrust a... Read More

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