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Mercedes-Benz Brings Innovation Through Its Research Vehicles

Peter Parcon June 24, 2013

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Innovative technology is the hallmark of each Mercedes-Benz model. This innovation is mainly brought about by the meticulous testing the company performs through its research vehicles.

These innovative concepts were initially introduced in the F100, the first “F” series model of the company. Voice control, distance radar, and autonomous intelligent cruise control were among the first innovations introduced by the company.

The arrival of the Mercedes-Benz F200 in 1996 resulted to pioneering designs along with enhancements in Active Body control that improved stability. Doors also open automatically with the use of a magnetic card. The side airbags and windows bags were also introduced at this time together with the Active Light function.

The Active Tire Tilt Control system was also developed in 2001 through the Mercedes-Benz F400. The system corrects the camber angle of the front as well as the rear wheels whenever the vehicle negotiates corners or in hard braking situations.

The hybrid drive technology was also enhanced with the Hybrid F500 Mind, which also resulted to other innovations including the Night View Assist. This technology is already being used on the E-Class and the C-Class models. The eco-friendly fuel-cell hybrid drive vehicle was introduced through the F600 Hygenius in 2006.

The Mercedes-Benz F800 led to the development of a new design featuring coupé-like characteristics in 2008. The new design also came with a ground-breaking multi-drive platform, the Cam-Touch-Pad Human Machine Interface, and the PRE-SAFE system.

By 2011, emission-free driving for luxury vehicles was introduced through the Mercedes-Benz F125. This model revolutionizes the sports saloon and combines lightweight materials with innovative operating concepts, the latest drive technology and new design concepts.


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