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