Safety – at the heart of all our thinking.

The Integral Safety Concept from Mercedes-Benz divides vehicle safety into four phases:

Phase 1: safe driving.

Phase 2: in critical situations.

Phase 3: in an accident.

Phase 4: after an accident.

To reduce consequential damage after an accident and support the work of the rescue services, a number of different actions are initiated, depending on the type and severity of the impact registered by the system:

  • Best possible protection: The engine can be turned off automatically and the fuel supply can be cut off.
  • Eye-catching lighting: The hazard warning lights and interior emergency lighting can be automatically activated, to prevent secondary accidents and make it easier for rescue teams to find the vehicle involved in the accident.
  • Automatic venting: if an airbag is deployed, the power windows are lowered automatically.
  • Easy opening: After an accident the doors can be unlocked automatically to make it easier for the occupants or rescue workers to open them.
  • Better rescue possibilities: integrated crash joints between the wing and door can speed up rescue work by allowing the doors to be opened more easily after a frontal collision.
  • Helpful connection: In the event of an accident the Mercedes-Benz emergency call system can help to speed up the arrival of the rescuers at the accident scene decisively. The data is transferred via a mobile connection provided by a communications module with its own SIM card. The emergency call is therefore independent of the readiness of a mobile phone that might have been damaged or have an empty battery.

[1] Requirement: an active Internet connection.

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