May 28, 2013
Mercedes-Benz adds QR codes to save car crash victims
According to the BBC, Daimler is to paste QR code stickers onto its Mercedes-Benz cars.
The black-and-white square barcodes are designed to help firefighters and paramedics get critical information needed to save car crash victims.
The QR codes direct smartphones to a webpage showing how to cut into each type of vehicle to free its passengers.
"[It] informs about the location of the airbags, the battery, the tanks, electric cables, high-pressure cylinders and other components - in the case of hybrid models the location of the additional batteries and high-voltage cables, too," a press release said.
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