Mercedes creating its personal working and navigation techniques


Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday offered perception into plans to ship in-house-developed working and navigation techniques for use throughout its lineup within the years forward.

Many automakers right now depend on off-the-shelf techniques like Linux and QNX, and extra just lately Google Android. Nevertheless, switching to an in-house system offers automakers with higher management and adaptability, and more and more, new monetary alternatives.

Mercedes began work on its working system, dubbed MB.OS, in 2021, and on Tuesday the automaker stated the system shall be launched across the center of the last decade in a next-generation compact automotive lineup based mostly on the MMA platform. The primary MMA-based automotive has already been noticed testing.

MB.OS will cowl a large spectrum of auto domains together with infotainment, self-driving expertise, consolation, powertrains, and charging. Due to in-house improvement, Mercedes may have full management over updates and upgrades, in addition to the safety of any private knowledge.

Mercedes-Benz Operating System (MB.OS)

Mercedes-Benz Working System (MB.OS)

“We made the choice to be the architects of our personal working system—a singular chip-to-cloud structure that leverages its full entry to our automobiles’ {hardware} and software program elements,” Ola Källenius, Mercedes’ CEO, stated in an announcement.

The brand new OS may even present Mercedes with new alternatives to develop revenues, as an illustration by providing subscriptions or one-off upgrades to digital options that may be added after the acquisition of the car. Mercedes has already launched subscriptions, together with one to spice up efficiency on sure EVs.

An in-house OS may even make it simpler for Mercedes to ship a consumer expertise suited to its personal automobiles and clients. An instance is the navigation system Mercedes is creating for its OS, which is able to depend on info equipped by Google Maps however characteristic Mercedes’ personal interface. This shall be significantly useful for EVs, because the navigation system will be capable to present exact info on remaining vary as it can have entry to all car knowledge, together with state of cost and power consumption.

Mercedes on Tuesday additionally introduced plans to improve its Drive Pilot Stage 3 self-driving system. Drive Pilot already permits a car to deal with itself on choose highways, albeit solely at speeds of as much as 37 mph. Mercedes stated its final objective for the system is to have it perform at speeds of as much as 80 mph, although timing wasn’t talked about. The highways the place Drive Pilot presently capabilities are restricted to Germany and Nevada.

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