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New Mercedes safety system PRE-SAFE collects its fourth award of the year
Praise for PRE-SAFE from
the New York World Traffic Symposium
Stuttgart - For the fourth
time this year, the PRE-SAFE anticipatory occupant protection system
developed by Mercedes-Benz has picked up a notable award. At the New York
International Auto Show, the World Traffic Symposium conferred its Traffic
Safety Achievement Award on the groundbreaking innovation from Mercedes.
This accolade, which enjoys international renown, is presented by the
Symposium every year for the development that has contributed most to
reducing the number of serious injuries on US roads. PRE-SAFE has already
been honoured with the Paul-Pietsch prize by the "auto motor und
sport" motoring magazine, the "Europe's No. 1 Car" award
for innovation by the "Auto Bild" motoring magazine together
with its 13 European sister publications, plus the "Most Sensible
Innovation" award presented by a German consumer advice magazine.
PRE-SAFE heralds a new safety
philosophy. The system is able to detect an impending collision in advance
and then react instantly to provide occupants with an optimum level of
protection should a collision actually occur. In autumn 2002, PRE-SAFE
received its series-production debut in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.