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Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle isn't your average GLE-Class

The future is about more than just autonomy.

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The idea of the Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle, which previews life-saving technologies that could show up in future production cars, has been around for decades.     

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Now, there's a new one.

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Mercedes-Benz on Monday unveiled the Experimental Safety Vehicle for 2019.    

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This concept car is all about safety.

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Whether the tech seems imminent for implementation or the far-off things of dreams, Mercedes-Benz is showing off ways in which the vehicle can be made even safer for everyone.    

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While the concept is operating in autonomous mode (it can also be human-driven), the wheel and pedals retract to reduce the chance of injury in a collision.     

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In addition to the front grille screen, it can also project animations and symbols onto the rear windshield.    

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When the human is in charge, there are little touches like sun visors that emit "daylight-like light" to keep the driver alert.   

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There's even an airbag between the front occupants to prevent human-to-human contact during a crash.    

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Keep scrolling or clicking to check out even more pictures of this unique concept car.

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