DETROIT – DaimlerChrysler AG’s Mercedes-Benz brand is on the cutting edge of occupant safety. Literally. The all-new ’07 S-Class sedan features markings to show rescue workers where it’s safe to cut when removing a vehicle’s roof – one of the first actions taken to free a crash victim trapped in a wreck. But this operation can be hazardous. Rescue workers cut roof pillars that often house airbag inflators. If an airbag does not deploy during a crash, the unused inflator poses an ...

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