AUGMENTED REALITY TO HELP IMPROVE RESCUE EFFORTS AND SAVE LIVES ON THE ROADS
– Augmented reality mode displays internal components directly onto the crash vehicle
– Additional VR mode for the 3D model as well as original 2D rescue card diagrams
– Available in 23 languages on the global app store for every Daimler vehicle from 1990 onwards
IMPROVE VISUAL REPRESENTATIONS TO INCREASE RESCUE SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY
Every second counts in a car accident. In November 2013 Daimler launched the MB Assist app for smartphones and tablets to provide rescuers with immediate digital rescue information about the vehicle model involved in a crash. Emergency services and first responders have since been able to scan a QR sticker located on the vehicle to digitally view the location of potentially hazardous internal components (such as fuel lines and high voltage connections). After 2 years of successful implementation, Daimler wanted to improve the visual representation of structural information to once again improve the safety and efficiency for rescuers and crash victims alike.
RESCUE CARDS SHOW HAZARDOUS VEHICLE COMPONENTS ON THE CAR WITH AUGMENTED REALITY
Augmented Reality takes the Daimler Rescue Cards app “MB Assist” to the next level. Now, emergency services and first responders can use augmented reality to view internal components of every Daimler manufactured from 1990 onwards directly on the crash vehicle. Within seconds, rescuers can either choose the vehicle model in-app or scan the QR code on the car to augment the rescue information directly onto the vehicle, view a 3D VR model, or access the original rescue card diagrams.
Using color-coded representations of internal components, MB Assist displays key zones to be wary of when cutting through vehicles to free trapped passengers (such as fuel lines, batteries, and other electrical components) – thus reducing the risk of further damage or injury when dismantling a vehicle at the scene to save lives. “MB Assist” is now available in 23 languages on global iOS app stores to help save lives across the world.