Mercedes-Benz Apps are part of the high-end multimedia system COMAND Online
(in the US: mbrace2)
COMAND Online is the high-end multimedia system of Mercedes-Benz including navigation,
DVD changer, radio and telephony. It also provides internet access to browse the internet
while standing and offers the cloud-based Mercedes-Benz Apps that are easy to use while
driving. COMAND Online can be operated safely and conveniently via rotary controller and
voice (Linguatronic).
COMAND Online with Mercedes-Benz Apps and Internet Connectivity was launched with the
new SLK at Geneva Motorshow in March 2011. It is available for all Mercedes-Benz models
and in more than 80 markets.
In many markets, to connect to the internet, the customer’s phone is used for data transfer
(tethering). With the implementation of the PAN Bluetooth profile, whose rollout started in
new Mercedes-Benz vehicles in spring 2013, COMAND Online can be used with most phones,
including Apple iPhone and Android-based smartphones. Data exchange takes place via the
secure and protected Mercedes Cloud (Daimler Vehicle Backend).
Mercedes-Benz Apps – current portfolio
Mercedes-Benz Apps are focused on driving related use cases. The UI is optimized to be
operated by the driver while driving.
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Weather
Online Maps powered by Google
Local Search powered by Google
Download POI&Routes
Google StreetView
Panoramio by Google
TuneIn Radio
Mercedes-Benz Radio
HRS Hotel Search
Facebook including Friend Finder
News
(including
text-to-speech
function)
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Country Traffic Regulations
Parking Finder (D, A, CH, JPN)
Morningstar Finance
Mercedes-Benz Service Campaigns
Flight Information
Movie Theaters &Movies (USA)
Traffic Cams (USA, CAN)
Yelp (USA, CAN)
MyMBFS (USA)
Gas Stations & Fuel Prices
(USA,AT,FR,UK,ES)
Mercedes-Benz Apps
App
Concept
Online Maps powered by
Google
Google Maps including Satellite View. Additionally it provides
the possibility to display rich online map content, perform
searches via Google Local, search for POIs and overlaying
useful information such as parking, hotels, traffic cams, gas
prices etc. on top of the map while linking and leveraging
embedded navigation functionality for better user experience.
Provides an overview of most relevant country specific road
and traffic regulations (i.e. speed limits, emergency phone
numbers, daytime driving lights etc.).
Provides an efficient way to inform customers about after
sales specials and to maintain a relation to Mercedes-Benz
after sales organization over the lifetime of the vehicle.
Establishes a direct channel to the customer in the car,
complementing existing OEM after sales marketing and
communications channels (1-to-1 services marketing).
Provides functionality that assists the driver to find hotel
accommodation at current location or around destination.
Provides information such as room availability & prices, list of
amenities, brief description of hotel including photos and
Google StreetView, rating, reviews, street address and phone
number for HRS reservation call centers.
Provides an overview on the current traffic situation in a
certain key area/traffic hotspots. Shows traffic cam images
around current position, destination or specific address.
Provides convenient access to lease related information and
conduct leased or financed related activities in the car
complementing existing Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
communications channels.
Provides drivers with a convenient and safe way of receiving
customizable, on-demand news while driving.
Provides the driver a new means of listing to more than
80.000 radio stations and pod casts worldwide.
Provides real-time updates about flight arrivals and
departures, terminal and gate information of a specific flight
as well as general airport information.
Provides the driver a quick and convenient way to search the
latest fuel prices at gas stations at the current location, along
the route, or at the destination.
Allows drivers to search for up-to-date movie show times
around their current location or at the destination either
based on their preset preferences or by different search
options. Search results also include additional information
such as movie description, running time, viewer ratings, and
venue address.
Country Traffic Regulations
Mercedes-Benz
Campaigns
Service
HRS Hotel Search
Traffic Cams
MyMBFS
(Audio) News
TuneIn - Radio
Flight Information
Gas Stations & Fuel Prices
Movie Theaters & Movies
Availability
USA
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Mercedes-Benz Touch App
The Mercedes-Benz Touch App is a remote control app for the new 2014 S-class: Apple
iPhone or Android phones can be used to control the entertainment system (available in the
Apple App Store and Android Play). With the virtual rotary controller, the passengers can
easily navigate the COMAND Online system and access all of the entertainment features and
settings. Additionally the active multicontour seats with massage functions can conveniently
be adjusted. The app can be used to switch the vehicle’s display through the Navi, Radio,
Media, Internet, and Vehicle menus:
Navi
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Zoom and scroll the map in the car and see the details of the navigation destination.
Radio & Media
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Select
music
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videos
and
control
Control the volume of wired headphones directly from the app.
Internet
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the
playback.
Use the phone keyboard to directly enter search terms or URLs to the car.
Mercedes-Benz Touch makes the phone a touchpad for mouse control in the
COMAND web browser.
Vehicle
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Manage contour seat adjustments and massage programs directly from the phone.
To connect the app via WiFi, the SPLITVIEW display for COMAND or the Rear-Seat
Entertainment system have to be installed.
Mercedes-Benz Apps Labs
MB Apps Labs is a novel approach for app development that ensures rapid introduction of
new and innovative apps to Mercedes-Benz vehicles. In a collaborative approach with leading
business partners in the digital information and entertainment space, apps are developed in a
short period of time and evaluated in test markets. On success, commercialized solutions are
introduced to Mercedes-Benz customers on a broader scale in close collaboration with
partners, which can also be from the start-up community.