Mercedes-Benz introduced Rescue Assist in 2014, a first of it’s kind safety advancement to help save lives. Starting on all vehicles produced from November 1, 2013 and can be retrofitted to vehicles dating back to 1990 (Please see your local dealer for details). Mercedes-Benz installs a QR code inside the gas flap that first responders can scan to let them know battery location, airbags and other structural elements in the event of an emergency. See the video below for more information.
Twenty years ago this month Mercedes-Benz first introduced the technology that has become the Electronic Stability Program that is now required on all cars sold in the United States. The technology is designed to reduce understeer and oversteer by braking individual wheels or cutting engine power when necessary.
To determine crashworthiness — how well a vehicle protects its occupants in a crash — the Institute rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests, a rollover test, plus evaluations of seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts. To earn TOP SAFETY PICK for 2012 a vehicle must have good ratings in all four Institute tests.
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