Mercedes Benz, Hessen Mobil and MDM are partners in safety: The new E-Class receives position data from roadworks in Hesse, while MDM is responsible for the reliable data transmission.
Car-to-X-Communication has broadened the horizon of vehicle sensor technology. Exchanging data with other vehicles in real time allows early warnings of critical situations.
The new E-Class is equipped ex works with the Car-to-X-Technology. An inbuilt communications module informs the driver about possible hazards like breakdowns, accidents or bad weather-and now even roadworks. The position data for day time roadworks has been provided by Hessen Mobil via MDM since the beginning of 2016.
Mercedes-Benz is a pioneer in car-to-car communication for production vehicles, having offered this technology from as early as 2013.
Hesse is the first federal state in Germany to deploy a region-wide operational warning system for day time roadworks. Since 2007, trailers used to secure day time roadworks have been fitted with Car-to-X-transmitter technology. Hessen Mobil ensures this unique data is securely and reliably available via MDM.
Hessen Mobil provides data via MDM using the standardised DATEX II profile. Mercedes-Benz distributes this data via the Daimler Vehicle Back-end and ensures its integration with vehicle telematics.
The vehicle’s communications module is connected to the Daimler Vehicle Back-end via a secure VPN connection. Data and vehicle systems are thus protected from unauthorized access. Mercedes- Benz also relies on eSim-Technology. Due to the Remote Subscription capability it is possible to switch mobile phone providers without exchanging SIM cards.
The use of real time data for day time roadworks as part of the Car-to-X-Communication not only contributes to the safety of vehicle occupants, but also employees of the road maintenance department.