The integral safety concept from Mercedes-Benz divides vehicle safety into four phases:
During the journey, the vehicle helps the driver to identify critical situations promptly and handle them safely. In the second phase, in the event of danger, numerous preventive measures can be activated to reduce the risk of injury. In the event of an accident, the occupants can benefit from effective, individualised protection provided by the comprehensive range of passive safety systems. Finally, the fourth component comprises the phase after an accident, when for example the hazard warning flashers are automatically activated to reduce the risk of new accidents.