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: hazard and emergency interior lights can activate automatically to lower the risk of accidents and help locate the car.
  • Automatic ventilation: 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.
  • 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.

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