Mercedes adds in-car payment system in Mastercard partnership

Carmaker Mercedes is working with the credit card company Mastercard to offer one-touch payment options from the dashboards of vehciles. Mercedes pay+ is an in-car e-commerce platform that drivers can use to buy Mercedes-Benz products and services, and now through the partnership with Mastercard, 3,600 service stations in Germany, are accepting payment through customers using […]

Mercedes-Benz and Boston use connected technology to help improve uneven roads

Mercedes-Benz USA’s Urban Mobility Solutions division is working to use sensors within vehicles to identify the causes of uneven roads. Its teaming up with the Boston’s Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics and Citywide Analytics Team to use an advanced algorithm to process vehicle data and use it for infrastructure analytics. Participating MBUSA vehicles collect […]

Bosch and Mercedes-Benz’s driverless parking system approved for commercial use

Bosch and Mercedes-Benz have announced they have reached an important milestone on the way to automated driving. Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has approved their highly automated parking system for use in the P6 parking garage run by APCOA at Stuttgart Airport. The companies say this makes it the world’s first highly automated driverless […]

HERE and Mercedes partner on AV driving system

The location technology company HERE has announced its HD Live Map is being deployed in Mercedes-Benz’s new DRIVE PILOT automated driving system. HERE says that, as self-driving cars develop, connected vehicle technology and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are paving the way to increases in road safety, driver comfort and vehicle routing optimisation.  It says it’s […]

Mercedes introduces connected car pothole warnings

Mercedes-Benz has announced it is providing customers with Car-to-X (vehicle to everything) functions on its C-Class and S-Class models. The system uses sensors on the chassis control unit to detect potholes or speed bumps, and if they do, the “Car-to-X Communication” service is activated, sending informatin to the Mercedes-Benz Cloud in real time via the […]

IBM and Mercedes develop “Stolen Vehicle Help” for Mercedes me service

IBM and Mercedes have announced they have developed “Urban Guard – Stolen Vehicle Help,” a service in the “Mercedes me app” designed to help find and recover stolen vehicles. They say the solution builds on prior collaboration between IBM and Daimler, Mercedes’ parent company, to develop connected car services such as “ready to.” According to […]

Mercedes Benz and TfL join forces to develop digital tool that can identify high risk locations before an incident takes places

A division of Mercedes-Benz AG-Urban Mobility Solutions (UMS) has been working with Transport for London to develop a road safety ‘dashboard’-a digital tool that has the potential to identify higher risk locations prior to an incident taking place on the network. Currently, cities and authorities use information about historic collisions to understand road safety and […]

Mercedes updates its connected car apps

Mercedes-Benz is offering developers a platform to work with its Mercedes me apps, which link a driver’s smartphone with their vehicle. Three apps are available to download with immediate effect in the App Store and in the Google Play Store and will be available in over 40 Mercedes me markets by the end of the […]


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