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Robot Test Drivers For All Mercedes Benz Cars PDF Print Email
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Written by: Tom Doerr   
Wednesday, 26 May 2010 13:14
For decades, Mercedes-Benz have fought to stay at the forefront of motoring innovation, they pioneered many now common safety features such as the crumple zone, airbags, the safety belt, ABS and brake assist. Although most of these features are standard extras in modern cars, they all trace back to early innovation at the German motor giant.


For decades, Mercedes-Benz have fought to stay at the forefront of motoring innovation, they pioneered many now common safety features such as the crumple zone, airbags, the safety belt, ABS and brake assist. Although most of these features are standard extras in modern cars, they all trace back to early innovation at the German motor giant.

Mercedes is testing a new feature that is not designed as a product for consumers, but to assist in the testing of safety features. They have developed an automated driving system that will allow them to put cars through rigorous tests, to the letter, over and over again, something that a human test driver would not be capable of.

The entire Mercedes Benz range can be fitted with the automated driving robots and the tests will be monitored by engineers in a control tower. The engineers can control and stop the tests at any time but the vehicles are also able to perform self checks and brake automatically if they register deviations.

Because they are capable of producing consistent repetitions, a test now has the ability to determine all variations and produce much more accurate results. The system is designed to test safety features on the car that only operate in critical situations, to conduct these tests with a human driver potentially puts them at risk if the safety features are only in a test stage. The real life tests offer a huge advantage over computer simulations as they test more than just the theory of outcomes, without the inconsistency provided with human testing.

The designers at Mercedes Benz claim they are committed to develop safety features that go beyond meeting public crash test standards. The Mercedes philosophy requires their tests to go considerably farther than required by regulatory standards. With more advanced testing methods, the company will be able to continue to be at the forefront of safety design innovation.

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