Here’s How Mercedes Is Using QR Codes To Help First Responders

When it comes to rescue responses at car crashes, time is of the essence. Mercedes-Benz is looking to take those pesky black and white QR codes and turn them into timesavers for emergency personnel responding to a crash.

Many times, first responders need confirmation of where to cut into a car to rescue its trapped occupants to avoid the possibility of cutting fuel lines, electricity and other potentially dangerous situations. With QR codes placed in inconspicuous locations such as the fuel door, emergency workers can quickly scan the code with a readable device and have the necessary rescue documentation at their finger tips to make the decisions and cuts much quicker, thus potentially saving lives.

Not a Mercedes owner? Well, the company has chosen not to license the technology, hoping that other manufacturers will follow suit and implement this idea in their automobiles going forward just as they have done.

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