Mercedes-Benz to use QR codes to aid emergency workers

Those interesting little data-packed squares known as QR codes have been used for a wide variety of purposes, often offering innovative solutions to problems we didn't eve know we had. Mercedes-Benz is going to try to take advantage of this technology to give its cars a fail-safe means to deliver vital information to emergency workers responding to an accident.

Starting this year, all Mercedes-Benz vehicles will feature two QR stickers that will afford emergency workers rapid access, via smartphone or tablet, to the rescue sheets of its vehicles. In the automotive industry, rescue sheets are essentially design schematics that tell emergency response workers, such as paramedics, police, and firefighters, how to safely remove an accident victim from a vehicle.

This isn't the first time Mercedes-Benz has made big deal about its obsession with QR codes. Just last year the company held a contest that allowed pedestrians to scan the QR codes of specially designed cars to reveal photos of the company's latest model, and you can check out Mercedes QR code-swathed car in the video below.

Via Mercedes-Benz

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