The rescue sticker from Mercedes-Benz.
'Rescuers need all the help they can get.'
Often, every second counts in an accident. To help the rescuers at the scene, Mercedes-Benz is now the first ever automotive manufacturer to use stickers with a QR code as an additional safety measure. These stickers provide access to the digital rescue cards for the vehicle model in question: small diagrams containing all of the key details regarding the model’s design and structure. The stickers are affixed in the fuel filler cap and on the B-pillar opposite in the passenger cars, that is to say in areas which seldom both suffer serious damage at the same time. In the event of an accident, the rescuers are able to find the QR code quickly and read it out by means of a smartphone or tablet.* An enormous advantage – as noted by firefighter Oliver H.: “It’s important to be able to access the vital information on the rescue card from outside the vehicle.”
* An internet connection is required for this
Digital rescue cards.
The current rescue card is displayed directly in the language of the mobile device. There are already seven languages available, with a further 16 languages to be added from February onwards. If a language is not available, the rescue card is automatically displayed in English. All new and current Mercedes-Benz passenger car series are now being fitted with the sticker.
Furthermore, any Mercedes-Benz driver who does not yet have a QR code can have it retrofitted by their Mercedes-Benz service partner – valid for all passenger car models built from 1990 onwards.