What is Mercedes-Benz Car-to-X Communication?
How great would it be if you knew in advance that you were approaching a traffic jam, and could take a different route in order to avoid it? How about if you were warned of potential dangers on the road ahead, such as slippery or flooded conditions in which you would have to drive much more cautiously? Well Mercedes-Benz, being the innovative brand that it is, is bringing all of these possibilities and more to life, with Car-to-X communication. What is Mercedes-benz Car-to-X communication? It is a system that will make driving much safer and easier in the future.
Car-to-Car and Car-to-Infrastructure Communication
Mercedes-Benz Car-to-X communication is essentially the vehicle speaking to other vehicles on the road, as well as traffic infrastructures such as traffic lights, through radio frequencies. If a vehicle ahead of you begins slipping and sliding on the road, it will send a warning to your vehicle alerting you that there are slippery conditions ahead. Vehicles that have broken down on the side of the road or are sitting in a traffic jam are also able to send information to the vehicle. This will allow you to adjust your driving behavior in order to prepare for the conditions ahead.
What Vehicles Have Car-to-X Communication?
Mercedes-Benz Car-to-X communication is making its debut on the all new 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the manufacturer plans on having it available on all future models as well. However, one interesting aspect of Car-to-X communication is that Mercedes-Benz actually says the system can be retrofitted to already existing vehicles. Obviously, the more vehicles that are equipped with the technology, the more information will be available to drivers, which is why it is important to Mercedes-Benz to get the technology in as many vehicles as possible.
Experience Car-to-X Today
If you would like to see exactly how Mercedes-Benz Car-to-X communication works, come and check the system out here at Loeber Motors in the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. If you have any additional questions about the technology, please contact one of our Loeber Motors sales team members.