The Vision Zero program has been around for decades. Its main goal is to achieve zero deaths on the road. The first provisions of the program began to be introduced in Sweden in 1997. In the Scandinavian countries, thanks to it, it was possible to reduce deaths in road accidents to meager rates: from 7 to 2.5 cases per 100,000 people.
For comparison, in the covid 2020, when the roads of Russia were empty for part of the year, the minimum mortality rates were achieved – 10.9 cases per 100,000 people. But here, you also need to consider that the DPS is constantly changing how it is calculated, leading to improvements in statistical indicators.
So. Mercedes-Benz also thought about the lives of its customers. The company hopes to halve road deaths by 2030 and make roads safe by 2050.
Mercedes-Benz is working with the City of London to achieve this goal. The company transmitted anonymous data on several thousand accidents over several decades.
In addition, the company emphasizes autonomous driving, which eliminates errors due to human factors. MB.OS is designed to reduce software and hardware errors, which will replace the modern MBUX multimedia system. It replaces several split blocks with one. This significantly reduces the response time to signals from sensors and lidars.
In the Netherlands, MB’s policy is slightly different: the brand’s cars go around the country to find dangerous roads and solutions to make them safer. True, it is not clear how Mercedes-Benz itself will make the environment safer. Probably, we are talking about the company’s data – subsequently, they will be transferred to the authorities involved in urban planning.