Guided all the way: the Mercedes-Benz Companion App.

April 14th, 2016 by

Mercedes-Benz is introducing a new app for the Apple Watch which allows customers to search for destinations on the Apple Watch and to link these with their vehicle.

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The Apple Watch and Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz is creating an intelligent integration between Apple Watch andMercedes-Benz vehicles with its new MB Companion App. The MB Companion App allowsMercedes-Benz customers to search for directions on the Apple Watch or iPhone, initiating a complete door-to-door navigation experience.

A seamless integration unfolds: providing walking directions to the car on the Apple Watch, driving directions on the vehicle navigation system and again walking directions on the Apple Watch from the car to the final destination.

“Last Mile Navigation”.

The destination that the driver selects on the Apple Watch is passed to the Mercedes-BenzCOMAND® Online system once the driver starts the vehicle. He then receives safe and non-distracting driving directions to his selected destination fromMercedes-Benz navigation. When the driver parks and leaves the car, Apple Watch provides walking directions to the final destination, making it the perfect guide for “Last Mile Navigation”.

All vehicle information accessible.

The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class and S-Classvehicles equipped with COMAND® Online will be able to work with the MB Companion App as of autumn of this year. Further models will follow soon. By then, the MB Companion App will also enable drivers to access vehicle information such as Fuel Level, Range, Maintenance Code and Odometer Readings on the Apple Watch.Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America (MBRDNA) – the advanced innovation centre in Silicon Valley? – has worked together with Daimler development experts from Sindelfingen to enable Mercedes-Benz to make this new door-to-door navigation available for customers. With its culture of collaboration, networking, innovation and creativity, Mercedes-Benz’s team in Silicon Valley has an established track record in integrating Silicon Valley innovations into vehicles.

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