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Mercedes-Benz Turns to QR Codes To Help Crash Victims


Just the Facts:
  • Mercedes-Benz says it is getting ready to use QR codes on its vehicles to help emergency workers have an instant "rescue map" to help crash victims.
  • The automaker says starting this year, all new Mercedes-Benz vehicles will get two stickers with the QR codes — the square symbol with black and white sectors often used by magazines.
  • The QR code will give rescue workers fast access to vehicle information, including where to use the Jaws of Life.

STUTTGART, Germany — Mercedes-Benz says it is getting ready to use QR codes on its vehicles to help emergency workers have an instant "rescue map" to help crash victims.

The automaker says starting this year, all new Mercedes-Benz vehicles will get two stickers with the QR codes — the square symbol with black and white sectors often used by magazines.

The QR code will give rescue workers fast access to vehicle information, including where to use the Jaws of Life. The system pairs rescue information that shows police, firefighters and paramedics the location of such critical information as major hydraulic lines, airbags and electrical cables.

The automaker says the information can be accessed in "a matter of only a few seconds."

The stickers will be placed on the fuel-tank flap and the B-pillar on the opposite vehicle side, "for it seldom occurs that both these parts are badly damaged at the same time in an accident," Mercedes-Benz said.

Edmunds says: Sounds like a simple and clever way to save lives.

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