Mercedes-Benz has announced an ambitious plan called Vision Zero. The goal is to offer accident-free driving for all Mercedes-Benz cars by the year 2025. By 2030, the company has a goal of greatly reducing injuries and car accident deaths in its cars.
How does the car manufacturer hope to do that? They will be using:
- Electronic stability control in its cars
- Pre-Safe, an anticipatory technology designed to prevent accidents
- Partnerships with the City of London and other cities to make roads safer
- Anonymous driving data
- A Road Safety Dashboard to identify and address high-risk road areas before accidents happen
- Surveys of roads in the Netherlands and other countries to identify high-risk areas
- Requests of drivers to consent to sharing their driving data to help prevent future accidents
- A pilot project to detect and warn drivers of black ice on the roads
- The future MB.OS platform for the company’s vehicles, which will use better sensors and control systems to respond to dangers on the road faster
- Autonomous systems in cars to reduce the impact of driver error
Is Technology the Answer?
Vision Zero aims to make roads safer for bicyclists, pedestrians, and cars. It hopes to do so through technology, not only by changing the tech in the company’s cars, but also through research and partnerships with cities and countries.
There’s no doubt that technology in cars has helped us make the roads safer. Rear cameras, seatbelts, warning system, and other modern technology alert drivers and give them more tools behind the wheel to drive more safely. The exciting thing about Vision Zero, too, is that the company is looking to identify road design flaws and other issues that can help address other causes of accidents.
Human error is a leading cause of car crashes across Florida and around the world. Any technology that can help correct the driving errors caused by inattention, fatigue, and other human mistakes can make a big difference.
It doesn’t take away human responsibility, though. No matter what brand of car we’re driving, we all have a duty to make sure we’re physically and mentally primed to drive and are safe on the roads. We have a responsibility to make sure we have developed the skills needed to safely share the road with others. Ultimately, our commitment to safety is what keeps us all safer on the roads.
Have You Been in a Car Accident?
If you have been in a car collision anywhere in South Florida, it doesn’t matter what kind of technology the other car had. You still need to make sure you get medical attention for your injuries and care for your financial future. To do that, you may want to speak with a car accident claims attorney at Flaxman Law Group.
The team at Flaxman Law Group has more than 60 years of combined experience. We’ve worked with many kinds of car accident claims, including chain reaction accidents, catastrophic highway and truck collisions, and other crashes. We have pursued insurance companies and large car manufacturers who designed faulty parts that hurt drivers. In fact, our team has already recovered over $100 million for our clients.
If you have been injured in a car crash in South Florida, our Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood offices are here to help. In a free consultation, we can discuss your crash and your options for pursuing a legal claim. To set up your free consultation, just call us at 866-352-9626 or contact us online.