Virtually no other area inspires us to produce consistently impressive results more than safety. We passed an important safety milestone during the 50s with the development of the passenger safety cell. Today it is just one of many components of the integral safety concept from Mercedes-Benz, which edges us ever closer to our vision of accident-free driving.
The integral safety concept classifies automobile safety into four phases: in the "safe driving" phase, the vehicle helps the driver to identify critical situations promptly and handle them safely. In the second phase, in the event of danger, numerous preventive measures can be activated to reduce the risk of injury. In the event of an accident, the occupants can benefit from effective protection provided by the comprehensive range of passive safety systems. After an accident further measures come into play, e.g. to facilitate easier rescue.