Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle ESF 2019 Unveiled

Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle ESF 2019 Unveiled

The SAFE ROADS Summit was conceptualised in 2015 to promote road safety through physical demonstrations, visual aids and research reports through a roadshow format


Daimler entities in India unveiled the Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle ESF 2019 at the 2nd SAFE ROADS Summit India in the presence of Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways.

The SAFE ROADS India Summit is part of the nationwide ‘SAFE ROADS’ initiative launched in 2015 by Daimler entities operating in India - Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI), Mercedes-Benz India (MBIL) and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV). The SAFE ROADS Summit was conceptualised in 2015 to promote road safety through physical demonstrations, visual aids and research reports through a roadshow format.

Manu Saale, Managing Director & CEO, MBRDI stated that this biennial summit is a significant step towards reaching out to a larger audience through a sustainable and effective means.

Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, said the company’s latest contribution towards customer safety is the introduction of the ‘e-Call’ service, which was launched with its connected car application ‘Mercedes me connect’ in India. This first-ever ‘e-Call’ service in the industry aims to reduce fatalities by enabling faster and specific assistance in case of an accident, he added.

The eCall service can immediately deploy on-site emergency assistance upon receiving data set from the affected vehicle’s embedded e-Call unit, as well as verbal information from the passenger. This will be available 24/7 and 365 days per year and will cover 27 states and 5 union territories in India.