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 accident:

  • Improved protection: Engine can be switched off automatically and the fuel supply cut off.
  • Conspicuous lighting: Hazard warning lamps and emergency interior lighting can be activated automatically to prevent follow-on accidents and make it easier to find the accident vehicle.
  • Improved rescue measures: 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.

[1] Only in conjunction with automated 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission (expected to be available from 1st quarter of 2012).

[2] Part of the optional Lane Tracking Package. Available only in conjunction with Becker® MAP PILOT or COMAND Online.

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