Under the microscope: Mercedes me connect: New services, easy operation

Feb 2, 2018

With the multimedia system MBUX, there will also be new Mercedes me connect services in 2018. They are integrated into the MBUX display in the vehicle via the Mercedes me tiles: this means that the customer can link their car with their Mercedes me account via a QR code and can check the status of their Mercedes me connect services, all while sitting in their Mercedes.

New and improved Mercedes me connect services are being launched with the new infotainment generation MBUX. These include navigation functions based on Car-to-X communication (information from vehicle to vehicle about events registered by sensors, e.g. emergency braking, ESP® intervention, or manual reporting e.g. of an accident by the driver), and Vehicle Tracker, which makes it easier to find the parked vehicle, as well as outputting a message if the parked vehicle suffers an impact or is towed away.

Office function in the car/In-Car Office allows access to important data and use of certain office functions directly in the vehicle, including easy participation in telephone conferences (without having to search for dial-up information). Appointments can be displayed and read aloud.

The Mercedes me app collection can be placed as an icon on the screen in a user-friendly way and can be freely sorted on the homepage like all other main applications. In addition, online content such as current filling station prices or the availability of parking spaces in the multi-storey car park are displayed in MBUX. Online updating is a simple way of allowing new content to be made available in MBUX.

The individual Mercedes me Connect services are grouped into equipment packages. Packages available for the new A-Class are the Connectivity Package Navigation (comprising navigation and the LiveTraffic service incl. Car-to-X communication, map update in dealerships or over-the-air and the extended navigation services such as car park information, filling station prices), the Connectivity Package Navigation & Comfort (with additional office function in the car and Concierge Service) and the Connectivity Package Smartphone (vehicle setup, vehicle monitoring, smartphone integration).