QR code stickers normally let you redeem a coupon or get some information, but Mercedes Benz has a new use for them. They plan to start putting the codes in its vehicles, making it easier for first responders to access injured occupants and remove them with as little effort as possible. Now that is a good use for QR codes.
The QR code will be scannable by a standard smartphone or tablet with the app, bringing up a detailed “rescue map” of the model, including info like where the airbags are located, electrical cables, the battery, cylinders under high pressure, the car’s layout, and other information.
It should make rescue jobs much easier and efficient. Mercedes-Benz already provides rescue sheets in its vehicles, but says that most drivers fail to have them in the car, or place them in a spot that the rescuers can’t find, which isn’t surprising.
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