Safety - at the root of all we do.

The Integrated Safety Concept from Mercedes-Benz

Phase 1: safe driving

Phase 2: in critical situations

Phase 3: in an accident

Cars from Mercedes-Benz have a host of safety systems to prevent accidents. Should the worst come to the worst, however, a number of different safety measures are activated to give the best possible protection for all the vehicle occupants.

    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:

    • Best possible protection: the engine can be turned off automatically and the fuel supply can be cut off.
    • Eye-catching lighting: hazard and emergency interior lights can activate automatically to lower the risk of accidents and help locate the car.
    • Better rescue possibilities: where necessary, side windows are lowered by a small amount and the doors can be automatically unlocked. Additionally, crash joints integrated between the wing and the door can make opening the doors after a frontal collision easier.
    • Direct connection: the Mercedes-Benz emergency call system (part of COMAND Online) can automatically make an emergency call through a connected mobile phone, as soon as the restraint system has recognised that an accident has occurred. It will communicate GPS positional data and other information to the Mercedes-Benz emergency call centre. It will then be possible to talk to the centre. The system is available in many countries for the entire useful life of the vehicle.

    [1] Requirement: an active Internet connection.