By 2050, the number of accidents with Mercedes-Benz cars will decrease to zero. Advanced driver assistance systems and cloud platforms that analyze data from connected cars will help achieve this ambitious goal. Already today, more than 40 electronic assistants are used on Mercedes — from cruise control and lane keeping to the Pre-Safe Sound system, which prepares passengers’ hearing for a deafening blow.
Mercedes-Benz has set itself an ambitious goal: by 2030, the German manufacturer plans to halve the number of fatal accidents, and by 2050 to reduce the number of accidents with its cars to zero. Advanced electronic assistants, as well as digital platforms like the Mercedes-Benz Road Safety Dashboard, which analyzes potentially dangerous areas of London with the help of intelligent algorithms, should help in this.
Data on problematic locations will be collected from connected cars and transmitted to city services. This will help to understand how such information can affect road safety. Special attention will be paid to pedestrians and cyclists, so roads near kindergartens, schools, and universities are named priority. Similar projects have already been launched in the Netherlands and in the German district of Limburg, where similar systems warn of dangerous areas or sudden ice.
Mercedes-Benz has been doing security for a long time and seriously. Back in 1969, the Accident Research division was founded, which, using scientific methods, analyzed more than 5,000 real accidents in different parts of the globe. The results clearly showed how collisions impact passengers and how each of them could have been prevented.