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Daimler accidentally leaks Google Projected Mode

When Internet companies’ upcoming products get leaked, it’s usually through tech blogs, insiders, or marketing ploys intended to drum up interest. This time, though, a job advertisement from a partner is the culprit, as Daimler, the parent company of German automaker Mercedes-Benz, unwittingly leaked Google’s “Projected Mode” via a job posting on its web site, which to our knowledge has since been amended. There really isn’t much that can be learned about this new Google software or technology, especially coming from a vague passage within a job ad. Still, it’s probably going to have to do with telematics. The timing is quite interesting, as Apple is set to unveil its… Continue Reading »


Daimler Presents FleetBoard Consulting for Telematics Support

Fleet operations can really suffer during an economic downturn, which is why operators would do well to choose Daimler’s various offerings. There’s Mercedes-Benz CharterWay, Mercedes-Benz Bank, Mercedes-Benz Service, and now, Daimler FleetBoard with a new consulting service. This new product support consulting service is geared toward making sure that industry-specific situations involving the telematics system is implemented properly and swiftly. With comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the vehicles covered, as well as the technology and the processes within the system, the FleetBoard consultants can properly assist customers so that they can arrive at solutions that make workflows within corporate systems efficient and effective. Aside from that, the consultants also act… Continue Reading »


Merc to Discuss mbrace2 Updates at Telematics Detroit

The mbrace2 platform represents the technological aptitude of Mercedes-Benz, bringing together various aspects of the driving experience such as infotainment, safety, and personal assistance in a single hub. With the second generation mbrace2 being available for many 2013 model-year Merc units starting from the launch of the SL-Class, now the automaker will be giving a keynote at the Telematics Detroit 2012. Mercedes-Benz USA Telematics Services Product Manager Robert Policano stated that the next-gen mbrace2 will give more “emphasis on smart and safe design.” He also said that government policy regarding this issue will also be tackled in the keynote. That’s because the government, both on the federal and state levels,… Continue Reading »


FleetBoard Telematic System Allows Remote Vehicle Monitoring

Fleet management just became handier, literally, with Daimler’s release of the FleetBoard telematics system.  With such a system, operators can monitor how their vehicles are being used, how many hours the drivers have been at the wheel, their buses’ fuel consumption and the drivers’ driving habits, which affect fuel consumption. It’s even possible to show the status of doors and loading ramps.  This app, currently available for free, has been written for use with the iPhone or iPad devices. Needless to say, the operator must have the FleetBoard system installed on their buses, with an active service contract in place. The FleetBoard system can be fitted to any Daimler bus… Continue Reading »


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