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Key Daimler Safety Innovations at a Glance
 
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1931
First standard production passenger car with hydraulic braking system and independent front and rear wheel suspension
 
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1998
First TRIDION safety cell in smart car
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1959
World’s first safety body with robust passenger cell and integrated crumple zones for passenger car.
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2000
First Lane Keeping Assist system for trucks
 
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1964
First bus with wear-free brake (retarder)
 
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2001
Telligent stability control for trucks and buses
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1978
World premiere of anti-block braking system (ABS)
for passenger cars; Daimler launched the first ABS for commercial vehicles in 1981
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2002
First anticipatory occupant protection system for passenger cars: PRE-SAFE®
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1981
Airbag and belt tensioner available for a standard
production passenger car for the first time
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2006
PRE-SAFE® Brake for passenger cars:autonomous partial braking; Active Brake Assist for Mercedes-Benz trucks
1987
First acceleration skid control (ASR) system for
commercial vehicles
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2009
ATTENTIONASSIST &
PRE-SAFE® Brake
Night View Assist with with pedestrian detection for cars
 
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1995
First Electronic Stability Program (ESP®); all
Mercedes passenger cars have been equipped
with ESP® as standard since 1999
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 2010
Emergency braking system (Active Brake Assist 2) for trucks brakes when stationary obstacles
are encountered
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1996
Brake Assist introduced as standard – a world-first for passenger cars
 
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2010
Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist, Night View Assist PLUS, LED-High- Performance headlamps for passenger cars
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