Mercedes adds to Car-X functionality with new driver warnings

Mercedes says it has increased the capability of the Car-to-X functionality available in a range of vehicles produced since 2016, with the addition of pothole and speed bump detection.

According to the company, if a vehicle’s chassis control unit registers it passing over either of these road features, and the ‘Car-to-X Communication’ service is activated, the information is sent to the Mercedes-Benz cloud in real time via the cellular network, together with positional data. Other similarly connected Mercedes-Benz passenger cars in the vicinity are informed, and the events are displayed as icons on the navigation map. About 10 seconds before the relevant lane section is reached by a following car, an audible warning is given to the driver and the icon is visually highlighted.