It has been another epic month at what3words, and I’m delighted to announce that Mercedes-Benz will be the first car manufacturer to support 3 word addresses in their vehicles.
what3words will be built into their next generation infotainment system, launching early next year.
Drivers will be able to get into a new Mercedes-Benz, say a 3 word address, such as “alive caveman bends” and it will navigate them to that precise 3 metre square on the Trollstigen in Norway.
“This Could Be Mercedes’ Next Step Toward a Self-Driving Benz” – Fortune
“Best new in-car tech: 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show” – AutoTrader
“Stunning New System Used By Mercedes” – Forbes
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In other news this month, we received further recognition of our work at Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards and spoke at Helsinki Design Week alongside world-renowned architect and designer David Adjaye.
We discussed the difficulties of the UK postcode system with BBC News, and how what3words is now being used by some of London’s emergency services. And 3 word addresses are helping to coordinate rescue teams following the earthquakes in Mexico City.
You can read all about these and more on our site.
A great idea that would make life easier globally.