Application Gateway for more digital freedom on the road
Mercedes-Benz Customer Solutions GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG based
in Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany is responsible for the successful development and
distribution of original accessories and exclusive collections of Mercedes-Benz, smart,
Mercedes-AMG and Mercedes-Maybach.
The Mercedes-Benz Link – consisting of a Mercedes-Benz Link Box and the Mercedes-Benz
Link App – was developed for customers to ensure the simple and straightforward handling
of smartphone apps in vehicles. It allows the driver to access and use vehicle-optimised
smartphone apps on the display of the multimedia system inside Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
The Mercedes-Benz Link Box is connected to the vehicle via a USB port and can easily be
retrofitted at any time. After downloading the “Mercedes-Benz Link“ app, the smartphone is
connected to the vehicle via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and apps can then be accessed through
the multimedia system. In addition to third-party apps, the system also supports native
smartphone functions such as the music player.
lesswire is responsible for the product development of hardware, the certification and
qualification according to customer standards as well as the production of the “Mercedes-
Benz Link“ solution. To expand existing infotainment systems lesswire´s Connected Mobility
Solutions platform served as the basis for this customer-specific system. In a joint venture
with Prettl electronics – the parent company of lesswire – the product was developed and
industrialised and has now been produced also for Mercedes-Benz Customer Solutions.
|“It was very important to us to have a project partner who assists us all the way, right from|
the first analysis to the production of the final solution. We were able to call upon the vast
experience and extensive knowledge of lesswire throughout all project phases and felt wellsupported
at all times.“
Oliver Ellwanger, Project Manager Development, Mercedes-Benz Customer Solutions GmbH
lesswire is an expert for product developments of components, systems and services for the implementation of wireless applications in the automotive and industrial sector. Depending on the particular application, a customer-specific solution is developed on the basis of the Connected Mobility Solutions platform – whether it be for the Infotainment Gateway, Application Gateway or Telematic Gateway.
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