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The Integrated Safety Concept from Mercedes-Benz

Phase 1: safe driving

Phase 2: in critical situations

Phase 3: in an accident

Phase 4: after an accident

To reduce consequential damage after an accident and support the work of the rescue services, a number of different actions are initiated, depending on the type and severity of the accident:

  • Maximum possible protection: the engine can be turned off automatically, the door locking reversed and the fuel supply cut off.
  • Safe lighting: the hazard warning lights and emergency interior lights can be automatically activated, so as to reduce the risk of subsequent accidents and to make finding the vehicle easier.
  • Measures to aid rescue: integral crash joints between the wing and the door make opening the doors after a frontal collision easier; the crash-responsive exit aid (in conjunction with the Memory package) makes it easier to get out of the vehicle following an accident.
  • Helpful connection: in the event of an accident or breakdown, automatic contact with an emergency centre can be established via the Mercedes-Benz emergency call system (in conjunction with a connected mobile phone).

[1] Part of the optional Parking package.

[2] Part of the optional Driving Assistance package Plus.

[3] Part of the optional Intelligent Light System.

[4] Only available in conjunction with the optional luxury multifunction steering wheel

[5] Part of the optional Off-Road Engineering package.

[6] Not available for GLK 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY or GLK 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY

[7] Part of the optional COMAND Online multimedia system.

[8] Part of the optional Lane Tracking package

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