SCANNING THE FIELD FOR IDEAS. MERCEDES-BENZ IMPROVES AUTO SAFETY AND EMISSIONS

Anti-lock braking and emergency seat belt retraction that improve automobile safety, and a special filter that cleans diesel engines have been introduced into Mercedes-Benz automobiles. The details are described of the Anti-lock brake system (ABS) which automatically pump the disc brakes if one or more wheels lock during braking. Although many American manufacturers are experiencing with the idea, only the Ford Motor Company is equipping a limited number with ABS. The new Mercedes belt retractor is controlled by a crash sensor that triggers a small charge of solid propellant when it senses an impact of over 12 mph. A ceramic honeycomb filter embedded in a stainless steel structure acts as a trap oxidizer in diesel engines and lowers soot emissions.

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    Penton Publishing Company

    Penton Building, 1111 Chester Avenue
    Cleveland, OH  United States  44113
  • Publication Date: 1985-1-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 60-61
  • Serial:
    • Machine Design
    • Volume: 57
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Penton Media, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0024-9114

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00450122
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-038 365
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM