The fourth-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class now not most effective debuts the corporate’s new MBUX infotainment device, however will also be shared with out bodily turning in a collection of keys.
At the top of his speech introducing the hatchback, Dieter Zetsche, head of Mercedes-Benz, introduced new A-Class will fortify “casual private car sharing with friends and family”.
According to the Mercedes-Benz leader: “An authorised person will be able to open the car using the Mercedes Me app for a predefined period of time. They will find and leave the key in the car.”
Although this new characteristic is supposed for use with “friends and family”, it’s now not transparent if there shall be any technological obstacles fighting homeowners from the use of it as a part of a money-making carrier, whether or not thru your one’s personal non-public endeavours or by way of a third-party app.
Another new characteristic making its Mercedes-Benz debut within the A-Class is the prolonged car go out caution device, which helps to keep a glance out for cyclists for no less than 3 mins after parking.
Unlike the device to be had within the Audi A8, the A-Class doesn’t actively save you you from opening the door in any such state of affairs. Rather, it makes use of visible and audio alarms to take hold of your consideration, and, expectantly, save you a coming in combination of the bike owner and the door.
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