It was a matter of time earlier than expertise invaded the interiors of vehicles. In truth, it has been taking place for some time. Automobile makers all around the world — together with India — have been upping the ante with new expertise options. Mercedes Benz with the brand new C-Class goes full throttle. The concept, in line with Mercedes, is easy: there are two screens in your life — one at residence and the opposite at work. There’s area for a 3rd display screen as properly and that’s what it’s focusing on.
Automobile tech goes hi-tech
Step inside the brand new C-Class and the plush interiors will catch your eye however not earlier than the 2 massively spectacular screens seize your consideration. Mercedes didn’t have too look too removed from residence for inspiration because the infotainment system of the C-Class resembles very very similar to its premium, tremendous luxurious sibling — the S-Class.
You may be greeted with a cascading 11.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which is in portrait mode. Powering the all-new infotainment display screen is the in-house developed MBUX platform. There’s rather a lot taking place on this display screen however it's very easy to make use of and perceive. There’s assist for wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto — it’s a much-needed function as most different vehicles supply wired assist. Whereas most individuals will decide to make use of Google Maps — we're creatures of behavior, no? — the actual fact is that Mercedes’ navigation system is basically good and pretty correct.
The C-Class additionally will get a fingerprint scanner which can be utilized so that you can login together with your profile. Within the C-Class, as many as seven consumer profiles will be created and customised. The fingerprint scanner works high quality however what impresses you essentially the most is the extent of customization the consumer profiles supply. When you key-in your particulars, together with top, the steering wheel and the seat is adjusted accordingly. The following time you log within the steering wheel and seat will mechanically modify as per your profile. It's actually spectacular and needs to be skilled to see how good it really is. Not simply that, it is going to additionally bear in mind ambient gentle colors, temperature as properly.
In case you don’t wish to register your fingerprint, you possibly can all the time resort to voice instructions. Simply say “Hey Mercedes” and your voice will probably be acknowledged and profile will get activated. The voice recognition system in our expertise was a little bit of a hit or miss.
The 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster additionally has rather a lot going however that’s been a typical for all Mercedes vehicles within the final couple of years. What’s completely different is the dimensions as Mercedes says it's the largest one provided within the section.
A social community for vehicles
One thing that was restricted for the uber luxurious Maybach-S and the S-class is now obtainable within the C-Class as properly — the Automobile-to-X communication system. The Automobile-to-X expertise will be described — or slightly Mercedes described it as — social community of vehicles. What it does is that it may well seize potholes, velocity bumps, slippery highway, heavy rain, fog circumstances, automobile accidents and likewise permits normal warning handbook triggers for highway security hazards. It then can additional notify all different linked Mercedes-Benz vehicles of hazards within the neighborhood. The way it works? It really works with cloud-based Mercedes me join expertise. Different vehicles get notified by way of Mercedes-Benz cloud on the navigation system. Drivers get visible in addition to audio alerts.
Apps and vehicles have come a good distance and Mercedes has improved its Mercedes App additional for the C-Class. There are a bunch of options the app has. For example, you possibly can examine cool the cabin from the app earlier than you even enter. Different options like geofencing, tyre strain, service due reminder, locking/unlocking of doorways and home windows, and way more.
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