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: Crash joints between the wing and the door can make opening the doors after a frontal collision easier.
  • Helpful connection: in the event of an accident or breakdown, the Mercedes-Benz emergency call system (in conjunction with a connected mobile phone) can automatically contact an emergency call centre.

[1] Requirement: an active Internet connection.

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