USA: According to a recent news, Mercedes-Benz is coming up with QR code solution in order to make the rescue of accident victims safer and swifter. In future a QR code, which can be read by smartphones and tablets, placed on Mercedes-Benz cars, will provide a rescue map for every vehicle type, which can be shown on the device’s display. This chart contains all the information necessary to rescue any injured occupants speedily.
As in news, this Mercedes-Benz innovation makes use of the rescue sheets developed by the ADAC, the German Automobile Association, and which are already provided by all automakers for every one of their vehicle models. The sheets show fire-fighters, police and paramedics the design details they need to know in order to use the rescue shears effectively, for example.
The rescue sheet, specific for each vehicle type, also informs about the location of the airbags, the battery, the tanks, electric cables, high-pressure cylinders and other components – in the case of hybrid models the location of the additional batteries and high-voltage cables, too. This information can save lives, because in an emergency every action counts and every second is precious.
This Mercedes-Benz innovation offers – in almost all cases – a swift and reliable way to a vehicle-specific correct security identity card – and can do this without requiring any action on the part of the driver.
As per the source, from this year all new vehicles from Mercedes-Benz will be provided with two stickers with a so-called QR code. This square symbol with black and white sectors is often used by magazines, for instance, to direct readers via internet to a specific web page. QR codes can be read by every smartphone and every Tablet equipped with a camera.
According to the source, further benefits of the QR code solution from Mercedes-Benz are:
• Rescue workers do not need to identify the vehicle themselves and navigate through Internet pages for this.
• Suitable for all vehicle types, both with conventional and with alternative drive systems.
• The stickers with QR code can be easily retrofitted.
• All automakers can continue to update their own rescue sheet links themselves and thus use the QR system to advantage, because Mercedes-Benz has waived the right to a patent registration in order to make the system available to everyone.