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PeterH on September 6th, 2016

Die Mercedes-Benz Rescue Assist App: Smarte Hilfe für Rettungskräfte

Intelligent help for rescue services

The Rescue Assist App from Mercedes-Benz provides support for emergency services at the scene of an accident by giving quick access to the rescue cards for the various types of vehicle via a smartphone or tablet. The latest update supplies three-dimensional views as well as augmented reality imagery.

Die Mercedes-Benz Rescue Assist App: Smarte Hilfe für Rettungskräfte

The updated app is a repository of rescue cards for all Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and vans, as well as for some models from Fuso, one of Daimler Trucks’ commercial vehicle brands.

The digital rescue data sheets can often be an invaluable source of information, helping the emergency services to free passengers quickly and safety from vehicles that have been involved in accidents.

The rescue cards show an overview of safety-critical components such as airbags, batteries and fuel lines. In the case of electric and hybrid vehicles they also show all high-voltage components.

With the help of the three-dimensional views, rescue teams are able to work out even more quickly the best and safest place to apply cutters.

The 3D-models can be freely rotated and scaled up or down within the app. Augmented reality images bring further benefits: all the components of the vehicle are rendered in precise, photorealistic detail in images that, to a wide extent, reflect what can be seen of the actual damaged vehicle – a great advantage for the rescue services at the scene of the accident.

Die Mercedes-Benz Rescue Assist App: Smarte Hilfe für Rettungskräfte

 

A further advantage of the Mercedes-Benz Rescue Assist App is that it is not necessary to have online access.

The app also functions offline, thus ensuring that no time is lost during a rescue. Every new Mercedes-Benz, smart and Fuso is fitted as standard with two QR codes, affixed in a clearly visible position on the B-pillars and inside the fuel filler flap.

As soon as the QR code is scanned with the camera of the smartphone or tablet, the relevant rescue card will open up in the Rescue Assist App.

Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, R172

Owners of older vehicles can arrange for the appropriate QR code to be retrofitted by their Mercedes-Benz Service Partner.

The Rescue Assist App includes details of all Mercedes-Benz passenger car models built since 1990, along with Mercedes-Benz vans since 1996 and all smart models built since 1998.

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On the commercial vehicle front, Fuso Canter 467 models from the year 2005 onwards and Canter 468 from 2013 are also included.

The app, which is constantly being updated, is available in 24 languages for both iOS and Android devices. It can be downloaded free of charge.

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PeterH on September 4th, 2016

Eine Pionierin geht ins Museum

  • The “Bertha Benz” S-Class successfully drove autonomously from Mannheim to Pforzheim in 2013.
  • Now, just three years later, it is being retired to the Museum

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September 1991: Viersitziges Cabriolet der Baureihe 124 hat Premiere: Offene Fahrkultur: 25 Jahre E-Klasse Cabriolet

Open-air refinement: 25 years of the E-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz presented a sunny outlook for the upper medium class at the 1991 International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt/Main.

That is where an elegant convertible celebrated its September premiere 25 years ago. The four-seater model with a fabric soft top belonged to the 124 series, which bore the name E-Class from 1993 onwards.       (more…)

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PeterH on August 31st, 2016

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate (BR 213), 2016

Efficient and intelligent

The new E-Class Estate is now available to order. With prices starting from €48,665.05 the newcomer costs on average 1.1 percent more than its predecessor when equipped to the same specification.

There is up to 1820 litres of load space and, in spite of a much sportier roof line, headroom and elbowroom in the rear are once again the best in this class.      (more…)

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PeterH on August 29th, 2016

Mercedes-Benz Classic bei der Arlberg Classic Car Rally

ALL TIME STARS on breathtaking Alpine roads

Three days, 120 classic automobiles and around 600 kilometres on dream roads between Tyrol and Bavaria: those are the key details of the seventh Arlberg Classic Car Rally, which takes place from 30 June until 1 July 2016.      (more…)

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Weltpremiere AMG GT R, Brooklands, 2016

Lewis Hamilton and Tobias Moers present the new AMG GT R

Weltpremiere AMG GT R, Brooklands, 2016

With the reigning Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton as the star guest, Mercedes-AMG this evening presented the new AMG GT R* as the latest and most powerful member of the successful V8 sports car family.

World Premiere Mercedes-AMG GT R (C190) Brooklands 2016

The venue for this presentation was the legendary Brooklands circuit in Great Britain, which is now the home of the automotive experience centre “Mercedes-Benz World”.

World Premiere Mercedes-AMG GT R (C190) Brooklands 2016

Around 100 international media representatives were present when the 430 kW/585 hp “Beast from the Green Hell” was let out of its cage.

World Premiere Mercedes-AMG GT R (C190) Brooklands 2016

The “Green Hell” refers to the birthplace of the AMG GT R – the North Loop at Nürburgring, where the new top model in the GT family was extensively tested.

World Premiere Mercedes-AMG GT R (C190) Brooklands 2016

The name is also a reference to the exclusive, special “AMG light green magno” paint finish of the world premiere car.

Weltpremiere AMG GT R, Brooklands, 2016

Mercedes-AMG continues to grow and is expanding the top end of its product range with the introduction of the new AMG GT R. The AMG GT R is a roadgoing sports car with motor racing genes.

World Premiere Mercedes-AMG GT R (C190) Brooklands 2016

With its innovative technical solutions it offers an impressive driving experience. It combines the driving dynamics of the AMG GT3 racing car with the everyday practicality of the AMG GT.

World Premiere Mercedes-AMG GT R (C190) Brooklands 2016

The newcomer once again confirms that the designers of racing and roadgoing cars work together very closely.

World Premiere Mercedes-AMG GT R (C190) Brooklands 2016

In workshops covering driving dynamics, weight optimisation, aerodynamics and design, the experts from Mercedes-AMG explained technical highlights such as the active rear axle steering, the intelligent lightweight construction, the active aerodynamic section in the underbody and the expressive design with motorsport features such as the new AMG Panamericana grille.

* Fuel consumption, combined: 11.4 l/100 km; CO2 emissions, combined: 259 g/km

World Premiere Mercedes-AMG GT R (C190) Brooklands 2016

“We have defined every single component dedicated to performance. The result is an overall composition which perfectly reflects our motto: “Handcrafted by racers”.

World Premiere Mercedes-AMG GT R (C190) Brooklands 2016

That makes this sports car a milestone when it comes to driving dynamics.” Tobias Moers, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, said about the latest member of the GT family.

World Premiere Mercedes-AMG GT R (C190) Brooklands 2016

The Mercedes-AMG GT R can be ordered from 21 November 2016, and the European market launch will begin in March 2017.

World Premiere Mercedes-AMG GT R (C190) Brooklands 2016

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