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The BlueEFFICIENCY badge has been showing up on many of our 2012 models and it has generated a lot of interest. In general, BlueEFFICIENCY is anything that Mercedes-Benz does to be more fuel efficient or environmentlly friendly. The diesel vehicles have been badged this way for a few years and many of the 2012 models earned the badge as a result of the new direct injected engines.
In short – Blue is the new Green!
There are so many safety features in our vehicles that it is hard to go over them all at one time! This new video from Mercedes-Benz.tv gives a short overview of some of the newer systems that you might have heard mentioned in our commercials.
The In-Vehicle Hotspot for your Mercedes-Benz in now available. This accessory item was just released and should start arriving in dealerships for installation this week. The In-Vehicle Hotspot will allow you to connect multiple devices to the internet while the vehicle is in motion. Service is provided by Autonet and several data plans are available.
Mercedes-Benz In-Vehicle Hotspot
Autoblog recently posted Five Mind-Blowing Innovations from Mercedes-Benz. It is a wonderful sampling of just a few of the technologies that Mercedes-Benz is developing for improved safety and vehicle enjoyment. I know a lot of you have probably seen this…because people keep forwarding it to me! 126 years ago horses were your only option to get to town…Now, we are just a few years away from the car driving itself in a traffic jam and optimizing the suspension for the potholes while you talk to “Gloria” about taking a detour! Thanks to Autoblog for highlighting these five!
mbrace Mobile Application: send current location, enter known address, send address from iPhone contacts, search for and send Points of Interest and request a friend’s location with Drive2Friend feature.
mbrace Browser Toolbar Widget: highlight an address found on any webpage and send the address to your Mercedes-Benz.
Send2Benz.com: enter known address or use the Drive2Friend feature.
Search & Send: using Google Maps, the address is sent by entering the e-mail address associated with your mbrace account. Select More on the location’s information tag. Then select send and Mercedes-Benz. Complete the rest of the info and you’re all set.
Now you can send address to your vehicle through the internet or your smart phone and they will be ready when you get in the car! You can find all of the details as well as the downloads for the toolbar on the Mercedes-Benz mbrace website. Once you have an address sent to the car just press the i-button and the download will be complete. I tried it out in my 2011 E-Class and it worked like a charm!
MBUSA brought us a very special wrapped E-Class today for a training session on some of our safety systems over the years. There is hardly enough room on the vehicle to list all of the underlying safety features that Mercedes has developed and implemented to keep owners from having an accident or being harmed if one should occur! It was a great new way to see the E-Class!
Mercedes-Benz USA has posted several short films, featuring real Mercedes-Benz owners who walked away from serious accidents thanks to their vehicles. These owners are just some of the hundreds that regularly contact Mercedes-Benz with wonderful stories of survival and perspective.
I’ve heard many similar stories firsthand as clients of our collision center come in to purchase their next Mercedes-Benz. It is absolutely amazing how these cars can absorb and deflect energy to keep the occupants safe!
You can view all of the videos and even submit your own story here. If you are the type to cry at Hallmark commercials I wouldn’t watch these at work!
This is a great video that shows off the automated driving technologies that Mercedes-Benz engineers use to test and develop advanced safety features.