Safety – the focus of all considerations

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:

  • Maximum possible protection: The engine can be turned off automatically and the fuel supply can be cut off.
  • Safe lighting: the hazard warning lights and emergency interior lights can be automatically activated, so as to reduce the risk of subsequent accidents and to make finding the vehicle easier.
  • No need to break out: the side windows can be partially lowered and the door locking mechanism can be automatically released.
  • Measure to aid rescue: integral crash joints between the wing and the door can make opening the doors after a frontal collision easier.

[1] Part of the optional Driving Assistance package Plus.

[2] Part of the optional Intelligent Light System.

[3] Part of the optional COMAND Online.

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