Mercedes-Benz to use QR codes in providing rescue sheet

Mercedes-Benz to use QR codes in providing rescue sheet image

Text: Team / Photos: Mercedes-Benz Press | posted June 17, 2013 11:22

Reliable vehicle identification for faster and safer rescue operations in an accident

Mercedes-Benz is aiming to provide a faster and safer way of rescuing victims of vehicular accidents by utilizing a QR code that's set to be placed on their future vehicle models. The QR code which can be read by most camera-equipped smartphones and tablets will be able to provide rescue workers a rescue map for every vehicle type.

Starting this year, all-new vehicles from Mercedes-Benz will be provided with two stickers that's printed with a QR code (square symbol with black and white sectors) and will be placed on the fuel tank flap and the B-pillar on the opposite side of the vehicle.

The chart is based on rescue sheets developed by the ADAC, the German Automobile Association, and the respective automakers. It provides rescue personnel to facilitate an orderly operation by showing them the vehicle's design details, therefore providing them vital information on where to use their equipment to cut or shear open certain panels of the vehicles.

Aside from the design details, location of certain components like the airbags, battery, fuel tank, electric cables, high-pressure cylinders and other components are shown to help the rescuers eliminate guesswork and facilitate a faster and safer rescue operation.

Mercedes-Benz has waived the right to a patent registration in order to make this system available to all automakers.