Active safety system ESP introduced

  • Date
    6 February 1995
  • Description
    In Arjeplog in northern Sweden, Mercedes-Benz presents the active safety system "Electronic Stability Program" (ESP) to the press. The system reduces the risk of skidding in critical driving situations. An electronically controlled five-speed automatic transmission that permits especially comfortable and economical driving also is presented. Both components are part of the standard equipment of the S 600 Coupé starting in May.
Mercedes-Benz E-Klasse-T-Modell der Baureihe 210
Mercedes-Benz E-Klasse-T-Modell der Baureihe 210
On a frozen lake at the Arctic circle near the Swedish town of Arjeplog Mercedes-Benz on 15th March 1994 presents the new "Electronic Stability Program" (ESP®) to the media that has been jointly developed with Bosch. The abbreviation ESP® is a registered trademark of Mercedes-Benz. The technology counteracts the skidding of vehicles and can prevent nearly every second severe or fatal single-vehicle accident, according to independent tests. In the order of the most important onboard safety systems it ranks right after the seat belt and even before the airbag.
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