Car-to-X Communication for Mercedes-Benz Vehicles

February 1st, 2017 by

Car-to-X Communication

In recent years, Mercedes-Benz has been helping to lead the industry to safer automobiles by developing an abundance of high-tech safety features in its vehicles. Now, the latest addition to the lineup is here with Car-to-X Communication, an advanced vehicle technology that allows you to change your driving behavior and avoid or mitigate dangerous situations via advanced network links. Find out more about this innovative system and how it aims to help drivers stay safer on the road at Mercedes-Benz of El Dorado Hills.

How it Works

The advanced safety network established by Car-to-X Communication involves the exchange of information between vehicles and traffic infrastructure via radio waves. This might sound complicated at first, but it’s really quite simple. By sending out radio signals, the vehicle is able to establish an understanding of the current situation on the road in places the driver is not yet aware of, providing them with the opportunity to react before a situation gets dangerous. On top of that, it works in unison with other driver assist functions already in place in order to provide a further level of resistance to collisions.

Car-to-X Communication in Action

On the road, your vehicle will compare its own location to the location of a potential hazard and send an audible and visual warning to the driver when the vehicle is approaching the danger spot. It is even able to network with traffic lights to help make traffic mobility easier.

So how does this help make everyday driving better for you? Once Car-to-X Communication is built out more, it will be able to warn against:

  • A car being driven the wrong way
  • The end of an approaching tailback
  • Approaching emergency vehicles
  • Other potentially dangerous situations

Experience Car-to-X Communication in Person

You can now find Car-to-X Communication installed on a number of new Mercedes-Benz models, giving you more connectivity and additional safety inside your luxury vehicle. Get a closer look at this technology and see how it works for yourself when you visit Mercedes-Benz of El Dorado Hills at 1000 Mercedes Lane in El Dorado Hills, CA. Contact us online or give us a call at 888.336.9269 to set up a test drive.

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