Mercedes-Benz Vans launches new digital services
The Daimler Group has announced that it is activating new Mercedes PRO digital fleet services to coincide with the market launch of the new Sprinter van.
In a statement issued yesterday (11 June), the Daimler Group said: “Designed for fleets, Mercedes PRO optimises communication between fleet manager, vehicles and drivers. The connectivity solution allows online controlling of orders and practically real-time retrieval of vehicle information such as location, fuel level or maintenance intervals. Its advantages range from minimised downtimes as a consequence of proactive maintenance and repair management to clearly presented data for business analysis purposes.”
The new Sprinter vans offer the MBUX interface as an option.
Daimler also reported that users of the MBUX interface can now use the “what3words” address system. Companies involved in the post and parcel industry may already be familiar with the system – but here is Mercedes explaining how what3words can be used to help Sprinter van drivers complete their last mile deliveries: ” Mercedes-Benz is the first automotive manufacturer to use this coordinate system, which has divided the world into squares measuring 3 metres by 3 metres and assigned a unique 3-word address to each of these squares. This makes navigation to places without an exact address even simpler and more precise.”