What is Mercedes-Benz Car-to-X Communication?
Mercedes-Benz introduces new technology to the automotive world
Back in 2013, Mercedes-Benz introduced a new technology feature to the automotive world. They called this technology Car-to-X Communication. You may have noticed this as a standard or optional feature in Mercedes-Benz models. However, since it is still fairly new and being tested, most of the public doesn’t know what it is. So, what is Mercedes-Benz Car-to-X Communication? Keep reading to find out!
Safety and mobility through communication
According to Dr. Christian Weiss, Car-to-X communication is the “radio based exchange of information between vehicles, as well as between vehicles and traffic infrastructure.” The system will obtain information from points outside of the driver’s field of vision. This will make the driver aware of any hazards that they may encounter later on in their route. For example, the system can warn the driver of emergency vehicles that are approaching from behind or from the side. Each and every vehicle with Car-to-X Communication can receive and send warnings.
When the driver approaches the danger spot, there is an audible and visual warning. This allows the driver enough time to prepare for the situation by adjusting their driving habits. Developers hope that this will keep the flow of traffic free and efficient. Car-to-X Communication can also network with traffic infrastructure like traffic lights. They also plan to seek cooperation from other vehicle manufacturers. Car-to-X Communication will be more effective if the information network is tightened. Mercedes-Benz hopes to enhance safety, comfort and efficiency with this technology.
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Standard on all Mercedes-Benz E-Class vehicles
Starting in 2017, all Mercedes-Benz E-Class vehicles have Car-to-X Communication as a standard feature. This feature is starting show up as a safety feature in other Mercedes-Benz vehicles, including the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan. Contact us to learn more about this futuristic Mercedes-Benz technology.