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    Default The Mercedes QR Code

    Mercedes-Benz announced that they will begin placing a small QR code icon on the inside of the gas filler door on their new model vehicles; 2014 model year+. Using an app that will be available, responders can scan the QR code and have their smartphone display a top view and a side view of their vehicle. For those of us who us the Crash Recovery System already, it is the same artwork from that software. It is becoming the world-wide standard for what is being called the vehicle's "Rescue Sheet".

    The diagram on your phone will show critical items such as airbags, Advanced Steel such as Boron, the 12-volt or high-voltage battery location, fuel tank, and all other kinds of important stuff.

    I am currently serving on an SAE committee that is looking into developing a standard where the diagram style and components shown that are being used by Mercedes and the Crash Recovery System would become a worldwide standardized item in its design and content.

    The image below, provided by Mercedes-Benz, shows the gas filler door open and a rescuer using their smartphone to scan the QR code. With the app operating, the images displayed on the phone provide the details on the vehicle itself; a 'preplan on a phone'.
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    Does the cover have to be released from the inside??

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    I own a Mercedes C-300 sedan and my gas filler door is a 'push in-pop open' style. There is no inside release for it. We'll have to see how other manufacturers handle this issue with their models if they decide to provide QR codes for us as well.
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    Maybe have two or three like with the vin

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    That's pretty awesome. It'd be even more awesome if they did it in a few spots, so that when one is inaccessible, the QR code can still be found elsewhere.

    I know we don't want to start relying on the ability to read a QR code, or that it's correct, to do our jobs, but if it's going to be a tool in the toolbox, we don't want the toolbox locked shut by an impact to the fuel filler door.

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    just wonder also, when will technology change and put the qr obsolete?? I remember in my day we just had bar scan codes, and we liked it.

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