Mercedes-benz’s three-word navigation
Navigation system What3words has been in development since 2013 but, with the launch of the Mercedesbenz User Experience, CES was our first chance to try it in a mainstream production car.
Essentially, What3words carves the world up into three-metre squares, with each assigned a unique three-word code – easier to remember than postcodes, and opening up navigation in places where such things don’t exist. Simply say the code and the voice-controlled MBUX will guide you to that square.
What3words also featured in the self-driving Olli concept at CES (p66). In case you were wondering, the three-word address for Autocar Towers is ‘discouraged spout value’.
WHEN IS IT DUE?
What3words works now in app form, or you can wait until August for the new A-class to go on sale.