What is Mercedes-Benz Car-to-X Communication?

September 23rd, 2019 by

Computerized dramatization of how Car-to-X Communication works

With the Mercedes-Benz Car-to-X Communication feature, Cook County drivers can get information on the road ahead before they even see it. This car-to-car communication feature allows your equipped Mercedes-Benz vehicle to communicate with other vehicles, as well as traffic structures, about potential road hazards or issues. Look over our Car-to-X Communication guide to find out more about this system’s functions and features.

How Does Car-to-X Communication Work?

This autonomous car-to-car communication system provides important information to you, as well as other Chicagoland Mercedes-Benz drivers. The Car-to-X Communication feature works by:

  • Taking in hazard warnings and comparing them to your vehicle’s location.
  • Using radios to trade information regarding traffic infrastructure, like traffic lights.
  • Providing other Cook County drivers warnings and alerts.
  • Delivering audible and visual alerts when approaching a hazard; this allows the driver to change course or adjust driving patterns.

Types of Alerts Provided By Car-to-X Communication

Thanks to the quick and accurate alerts of this car-to-car communication system, Mercedes-Benz drivers avoid accidents or delays. Car-to-X Communication delivers alerts for:

  • Warnings of wrong-way drivers
  • Alerts to accidents
  • Notifications for areas of heavy traffic congestion
  • Notifications of emergency vehicles approaching and from which direction

Benefits of a Car-to-Car Communication System

Mercedes-Benz Car-to-X Communication provides drivers with a clear picture of the happenings on Cook County roadways, allowing them to make educated decisions on their routes. Armed with this information, drivers can:

  • Be alerted to potential causes of accidents.
  • Save valuable time that could be lost in traffic jams.
  • Be made aware of approaching emergency vehicles.
  • Improve area traffic flow by avoiding accidents.

In addition to benefiting their own drivers, Mercedes-Benz is working to create a more connected roadway system by partnering with other car manufacturers. They’re also working to integrate the customer’s iPhone® with their vehicle through their Drive Kit Plus release.

Enjoy the Most Advanced Technology at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago

Car-to-X Communication is just the beginning of the technology features car buyers can find on the latest Mercedes-Benz models. From the MBUX voice-activated in-car assistant to safety features like ATTENTION ASSIST®, Mercedes-Benz continues to assert itself as a technological leader in the automotive industry. Schedule a visit to Mercedes-Benz of Chicago to see these cutting-edge features in action and learn more about other Mercedes-Benz technologies.

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