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 accident:

  • The best possible protection: the engine can be switched off automatically and the fuel supply can be cut off
  • Conspicuous lighting: the hazard warning lamps and the emergency interior lighting can be activated automatically in order to prevent subsequent accidents and make it easier to find the accident vehicle
  • Good escape possibilities: the doors can be automatically unlocked
  • Better measures to aid rescue: integral crash joints between the wing and the door make opening the doors after a frontal collision easier
  • Helpful connection: as soon as the restraint system identifies that an accident has taken place, the Mercedes-Benz emergency call system (part of COMAND Online) can initiate an emergency call through a mobile phone connected through the vehicle. At the same time the GPS position data and other information on the vehicle is transmitted to the Mercedes-Benz emergency call centre. A voice connection is then established. The emergency call system can also be triggered manually.

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

[2] Part of the optional COMAND Online multimedia system.

[3] Available only in conjunction with COMAND Online.

[4] Part of the optional Lane Tracking package