Building safe cars is the supreme goal of our safety philosophy, which also encompasses measures that help to minimise the consequences of an accident. Along with the familiar protective systems, such as airbags or the high-strength passenger compartment, these measures also include numerous technical innovations.
Providing key information to emergency services also forms an important part of our work. Detailed knowledge of our vehicles and their safety systems helps emergency services to reach injured persons more quickly – and so save lives.
In 1994 a set of "Rescue guidelines for emergency services" was launched, containing information on certain vehicle and safety functions and specific means of access. It covers the many new Mercedes-Benz vehicle models and safety innovations – everything from occupant restraint systems and the KEYLESS-GO access and drive authorisation system to new materials and fuel-cell and natural-gas drive systems.