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Mercedes-Benz mbrace: The Back Story

Leveraging off of breakthroughs in telematics (an interdisciplinary field that includes telecommunications, road safety, electrical engineering, and computer science), Mercedes-Benz vehicles allow for communication beyond a simple “mayday” or emergency response button, including a suite of products that delivers true concierge service. While some Mercedes-Benz vehicles were equipped with mbrace technology (safety, security, and travel assistance) as far back as 2009, upgrades were introduced in model year 2013 to deploy a new generation of technology and ensure that every Mercedes-Benz vehicle would have mbrace as a complimentary feature for the first six months of ownership. Providing Customers a Sense of Security In its most basic form, mbrace provides customers with… Continue Reading »


2013 A-Class to Provide Real-Time Location via Glympse App

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, which is set for a September launch, will sport a nifty app called Glympse. It offers real-time location sharing so that you can update your colleagues, friends, and family in case you’re already late for a meeting or a party or if you simply want to let them know you’re really already on the way. Basically, Glympse allows drivers to shoot a text or even an e-mail to their contacts, and the text comes with a link that shows his or her real-time location. The link can be set to expire after some time so that the location sharing gets cancelled. Glympse is available for Apple,… Continue Reading »


MBFS Continues to Innovate Through Mobile Channels

According to Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, it gets an ample amount of online payment through their mobile channels. The secret lies in the early work done by MBFS to establish itself in the mobile arena, providing customers with mobile apps since 2009. “We quickly recognized that mobile devices were a preferred channel for our customer base,” said MBFS Business to Consumer Marketing Manager Matt Wiethoff. “And we’ve tailored our account management offerings around these platforms.” MBFS says that it received $14.1 million in the first quarter of 2012 alone, and that is more than twice the $6.5 million received over the same period in 2011. The company says that that figure… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz Wants its Own In-Car App Store

Every automaker wants their vehicle owners and drivers to be as comfortable as humanly possible. In this information age, part of that drive is to bring applications straight to the end user—which is why Mercedes-Benz is taking a good, long look at making its own app store integrated into its COMAND infotainment system. This comes off the heels of Audi announcing its plan to make a possible app store for its own MMI infotainment system, announced as a possibility during the 2011 CES. Merc chief designer Gorden Wagener commented that the Merc app store would feature apps that make life more comfortable for Merc drivers. Of course, Wagener knows that… Continue Reading »


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