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Mercedes-Benz M-Class Gets Top Safety Pick+ Recognition from IIHS

Stricter crash tests? No problem for the Mercedes-Benz M-Class. The 2014 model year of the premium SUV from the German automaker managed to snag the Top Safety Pick+ award in tougher tests overseen by the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This latest award is yet another feather in the cap of the highly acclaimed M-Class line, which also took home 5-star ratings last year from Euro New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) and US NCAP safety tests. With that, the M-Class achieves a hat trick in terms of international safety evaluations. One of the fresh additions to the IIHS crash test is the small-overlap test, which is basically a front-impact… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz to Use QR Code for Rescue Efforts

Mercedes-Benz is set to use a QR code, which will be placed on its cars, in order to aid rescue efforts of any injured occupant in case there is an accident. This initiative aims to make any rescue efforts faster, safer, and more efficient. Basically, the QR code will be scanned by a smartphone or tablet. After that, the mobile device will display a rescue map for any vehicle type, and this map will show the info needed for a speedy rescue. This rescue map is based off ADAC rescue sheets, which are provided for all car models and are made available by every automotive manufacturer. With this info, rescue… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Cars Passive Safety Chief Given ‘Pathfinder Award’

The Autmotive Safety Council, an American association, has just presented Mercedes-Benz Cars Head of Passive Safety and Vehicle Functions Prof. Rodolfo Schöneburg with the ‘Pathfinder Award’, a distinction given each year to individuals who have contributed significantly to the improvement of vehicle safety. Prof. Schöneburg cited the great strides that Mercedes-Benz has been able to make as far as passive and active safety of automobiles are concerned. He added that there is still a lot of potential for development in the future. “On the one hand it is essential to continuously improve and optimise established safety systems in the vehicle, but on the other hand we must be able to recognise when… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Supports USDOT’s V2V Model Deployment Trials

Mercedes-Benz, through its MBRDNA, or Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, is supporting a massive field test that seeks to evaluate the Vehicle-to-Vehicle Model Deployment program of the United States Department of Transportation. V2V Model Deployment aims to improve automotive safety, making use of wireless communications technology. The field trial, launched in Ann Arbor, Michigan, involves some 2,800 vehicles of the commercial, passenger, and transport variety. That is easily the largest field trial of connected vehicles, and it also involves various sectors like the government and the academe, apart from the automotive industry. This V2V trial involves the use of 5.9 GHz DSRC, or Dedicated Short Range Communications. Mercedes-Benz, in… Continue Reading »

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B-Class Hatch Gets Record ANCAP Safety Score

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class hatchback has just set the record for a crash test score for the Australasian New Car Assessment Program, or ANCAP for short. The test’s highest possible score is 37, and the B-Class garnered a near-perfect 36.78—quite a bit higher than the previous best of 36.59 scored by Toyota Aurion. Now, the B-Class joins the elite company of other ANCAP 5-star rating scorers: the Aurion, Ford Fiesta, Lexus CT200, Toyota Prius, and Volkswagen Polo. ANCAP, established in 1993, is the body responsible for giving out safety ratings for new vehicle models in terms of their front and side impact protection, ratings that cover Australia as well as New… Continue Reading »

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