The 2013 Mercedes-Benz A-Class will come with a new application that will free you from the annoying phone calls from friends and family that ask you where you are every two minutes, when stuck in traffic.
The application is called Glympse and currently available only on mobile phones. It offers real-time location of the vehicle, anywhere, anytime. Glympse will also offer drivers the possibility to send an e-mail or text to anyone they want that links to their real-time location on an interactive map. If they want they can also set a timer for the link to expire and cancel the location sharing.
Not long time ago Mercedes released the mbrace2, a Cloud-based infotainment system that offers drivers real time traffic, weather, news, Twitter and Facebook updates. It will be available on the 2013 SL, and the rest of the models will get the system in the following months.
“As much as a smartphone can be far more than just a tool for communication, a smart car can be more than just a means of transportation. Precisely at the interfaces between communication and mobility, vast potential for innovation lies dormant, and we intend to tap it,” said Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Daimler chairman and head of Mercedes-Benz vehicles.