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Old 16th April 2015, 17:52   #1
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Mercedes-Benz introduced cloud-based apps in India when it launched the E-Class cabriolet and the CLS 250 CDI last month. Now the company has announced that apps are now available with other models such as the S, ML, GL-Class and all AMG models. App will be available on even more models in the future.

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At present, all new and existing models equipped with the company's COMAND Online system - New Telematics Generation 4.5 and above (NTG 4.5, 5.1 and 5.2), will be able to use Mercedes-Benz Apps.

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The COMAND Online system provides unrestricted internet browsing. The following apps are currently a part of the Mercedes-Benz Apps service portfolio in India based on app content relevance.

Mercedes-Benz Radio: It is an exclusive web radio for Mercedes-Benz owners.

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TuneIn Radio: It offers the ability to listen to radio stations and podcasts from around the world. TuneIn covers over 100,000 real radio stations and four million on-demand programs and podcasts.

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Weather: Customers can view a daily or a 5-day forecast for their current location or any location they specify. They can also view a nationwide weather map and move the map to display weather to a specific location.

News (audio news with text-to-speech function): This app has a news-reading function allowing the customer to access on-the-go worldwide news. The one-click read out aloud (text–to–speech) feature allows the owner to listen to the news without having to look at the screen and take his eyes off the road.

RSS Newsfeeds: This app enables subscribers to scan headlines of news items to mark for future reading or listen to full articles that can be read aloud to them while they are driving.

HRS Hotel search: This app allows search and selection of accommodation according to various hotel categories in the current location or at any specified location. Details like price and address of the hotels can be seen with the navigation option.

Morningstar® Finance (available only with CLS-Class): Customers can get global market data from Morningstar, Inc., a provider of investment research and services. Searches can be done for information from over 416,000 investment offerings including stocks, currencies and commodities. Customers can also create a "Watch List" as well.

The use of cloud-based connectivity means updates and access to the latest apps is available and sent to the vehicle over-the-air. The vehicle does not need to visit the dealership for updates.

These apps can be accessed via internet data connectivity through a Bluetooth tethered smartphones including Apple iPhone, BlackBerry and Android or Windows-based smartphones.

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Has MBIL confirmed that all current dispatches of CKD models(S,ML,GL) from the factory have this addition? I think this would require some hardware changes too such as the touchpad that currently comes only on the new C-class.

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How does one access this from the menu? It doesn't show up
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I've had these apps in my GL since August when I got the car, looks like MB is a little slow with official launches. I was really surprised to see TuneIn though. To be honest, these apps are useful but COMAND is really slow as usual which makes the experience not very desirable.

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You'll see the apps on the Comand Online home screen. If they're not there, then you should get it updated from the dealer

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How does one access this from the menu? It doesn't show up
Does this mean an S class has arrived into your garage?
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Does this mean an S class has arrived into your garage?
Yes it has Bad timing though came a night before I left for America. Will be back in two weeks and put up a thread.

However, I'm pretty sure I didn't see any Comand Online feature in the main menu which sucks since MB claims it is on every car now. Mine is an April MFD

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Yes it has Bad timing though came a night before I left for America. Will be back in two weeks and put up a thread.

However, I'm pretty sure I didn't see any Comand Online feature in the main menu which sucks since MB claims it is on every car now. Mine is an April MFD
A 350cdi? I imagine you are pretty excited to be back and drive it, especially considering it is next level.

Its possible you missed it, seeing as you left for the states soon after it came, but even if its not there I'm sure you can get Merc to update the Command for you.
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I've had these apps in my GL since August when I got the car, looks like MB is a little slow with official launches. I was really surprised to see TuneIn though. To be honest, these apps are useful but COMAND is really slow as usual which makes the experience not very desirable.




You'll see the apps on the Comand Online home screen. If they're not there, then you should get it updated from the dealer
Shivjeet- What phone are you using to sync the comand online? It just doesn't seem to work on the iPhone6.

I found the comand online menu and its settings but after various attempts it show data is offline inspite of my phone being fully synced via Bluetooth. All other Bluetooth features work
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Shivjeet- What phone are you using to sync the comand online? It just doesn't seem to work on the iPhone6.



I found the comand online menu and its settings but after various attempts it show data is offline inspite of my phone being fully synced via Bluetooth. All other Bluetooth features work

Sahil, keep the Bluetooth connected as it is. After that just turn on your personal hotspot in the iPhone. I'm using an iPhone 6 too, and I was facing a similar issue. The personal hotspot is the solution. After that it'll work as expected.
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Sahil, keep the Bluetooth connected as it is. After that just turn on your personal hotspot in the iPhone. I'm using an iPhone 6 too, and I was facing a similar issue. The personal hotspot is the solution. After that it'll work as expected.
Tried the hotspot option too but the damn thing yet doesn't connect to data

Perhaps the latest version on the S-class is the issue as the software is diff from your GL.
The sales rep told me other S owners are having similar issues too. MB better fix this ASAP or I will have to buy a cheap android phone just for this
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Tried the hotspot option too but the damn thing yet doesn't connect to data



Perhaps the latest version on the S-class is the issue as the software is diff from your GL.

The sales rep told me other S owners are having similar issues too. MB better fix this ASAP or I will have to buy a cheap android phone just for this

This link should help you :

http://mbworld.org/forums/new-s-clas...-3-update.html
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I tried this, reset my phone and everything. Yet the damn thing doesn't work. I Give up!!

Hope the next iOS update fixes this or Mercedes does a damn software update!
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