Could a QR Code Save Your Life?

Daimler recently announced that they will be putting QR codes onto Mercedes cars in order to help emergency responders rescue accident victims.

Paramedics and firefighters will be able to use their smartphones to scan QR codes in order to discover the best way to rescue the injured parties from their damaged vehicles.

Once the QR code is scanned, a detailed rescue plan will appear, including information regarding how to best pry open the vehicle.

While rescue sheets are available from some car manufacturers, hard copies are often very difficult to obtain from inside a damaged car, especially in an emergency situation.

Adding QR codes to their vehicles will save rescue workers time, and potentially, save a life. Daimler chose not to patent their idea so that other manufacturers could also benefit from it.

The QR codes will be located both inside the fuel tank flap and between the front and back doors on the other side of the vehicle.

Do you think adding QR codes with rescue information is a good idea, or will rescue workers really want to take the time to find and scan a barcode when every second counts? Share your thoughts by commenting below, or on our Facebook or twitter pages.