Mercedes-Benz QR Stickers Help Rescue Crash Victims
Mercedes-Benz To Fit Quick Response Stickers
Mercedes-Benz hopes to help the emergency services rescue crash victims via its Quick Response Stickers (QR). But how? After a collision, a vehicle could be damaged in a manner that prevents the motorist escaping through the doors or windows. In this scenario, a rescue worker might require hydraulic cutters to create room to treat the victim and a means of escape. The problem is that the car probably contains components that if cut would endanger the rescuer and the victim. These include its: air-bags, battery, fuel tank, electrical cables and high-pressure cylinders, etc. Hybrid and fully-electric vehicles have more potent batteries and higher-voltage cables too. As such, in an ideal world the emergency worker would refer to a manufacturer rescue sheet that reveals the location of these parts. A motorist could therefore keep one behind (say) a sun visor. However, if it is missing the rescuer might have to find the information online which can be time consuming. The Mercedes-Benz Quick Response Sticker – which is a small barcode – contains the necessary facts and can be read by scanning it with a smartphone or tablet.