The intelligent user concepts from Mercedes-Benz transform vans like the Concept Marco Polo into a “connected home” on wheels. Mercedes-Benz Advanced Control, for example, supplies innovative operating concepts: All functions can be controlled from a single location using a smartphone or the infotainment system. The latest features also include the networked multimedia system MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience). The weather can be checked or the alarm function activated via voice control. “Hey Mercedes!” – These two words are enough to control the seat settings, the on-board lights or the room temperature.
With CoROS (Cargo Recognition and Organization System), Mercedes-Benz Vans has developed a solution that can efficiently support courier drivers in their daily work. The innovative system accelerates loading, reduces sorting, and search times. If a driver carries a parcel into the van, the integrated camera system recognizes and registers the parcel in a fraction of a second. The barcodes or symbols on the outside of the parcels only need to be visible to the camera for a short time. The time-consuming scanning and sorting of each individual shipment is eliminated. In addition, CoROS determines the optimal storage location in the cargo area for delivery and displays it by means of illuminated LEDs.
Efficiency of material logistics is an important factor for service technicians. When service is required, time is of the essence and the technician always tries to procure the required spare part for his customer as quickly and safely as possible. The new digital solution In-Van Delivery & Return (IDR) from Mercedes-Benz Vans optimizes material logistics in terms of efficiency and safety. IDR connects the service fleet with logistics service providers, enables overnight deliveries with a digital key directly into the vehicle, simplifies returns and offers service technicians and logistics specialists more transparency.
The Speed Delivery Door relieves courier personnel in their daily work and offers a noticeable ergonomic advantage. During loading and unloading, the sensor-controlled double swing door opens and closes automatically. When leaving the vehicle, it is automatically locked after a few seconds. The big health benefit: movements that strain the back and joints, such as lifting and depositing parcels or manually opening and closing the door, are no longer necessary. A modular installation is possible for the Sprinter. The size of the Speed Delivery Door is 85 cm x 191 cm.
BerlKönig is an on-demand ridesharing solution for the city. It has been operating in the Berlin city area since autumn 2018. Together with Berlin’s public transport (BVG), ViaVan’s vehicle is an innovative addition to local public transport. The ridesharing service is easy to book. Simply download the BerlKönig app onto your smartphone, register and specify the method of payment. All you have to do to book a trip is enter your start and destination. A QR code scanner on the van makes it possible to enter the vehicle without activating the door handle. Up to six passengers can ride along – also barrier-free. The ridesharing service bundles the individual destinations and calculates the best route.
* Please note: Some features are in the state of prototype. Series production may vary. For your reference only.