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Published on Dec 13, 2016
The new Vehicle Safety Technology Centre, opens up totally new opportunities, for example for vehicle-vehicle tests, for work on designing assistance systems and PRE‑SAFE®, and for the validation of vehicle concepts involving alternative drive systems. Experience the world of Mercedes-Benz: http://benz.me/international/.
Mercedes-Benz has always conducted more and much more demanding crash tests than prescribed by legislation or required for ratings. The numerous test facilities in the new safety centre will assist Mercedes-Benz in its role as a pacemaker. Around 900 crash tests can be carried out each year, thanks to the new operating concept and the flexible system layout. There is also capacity for around 1700 sled tests per year. Mercedes-Benz continues to work to replicate the way accidents actually happen even more realistically in its crash tests and to integrate the anticipatory PRE-SAFE® occupant protection systems into its test procedures. Another objective is to mitigate the severity of accidents, or if possible avoid them completely, with the help of assistance systems.