Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) has partnered with Get My Parking to assist end-users in searching and navigating to an available parking lot.
Under its flagship Startup Autobahn India program, the company has been working closely with the IoT-driven platform, to embed this feature into all Mercedes-Benz cars equipped with Mercedes me connect, introduced in October 2019.
Commenting on MBRDI’s role in bringing world-class innovations as part of the Daimler group, Manu Saale, Managing Director & CEO – MBRDI, said, “Daimler is committed to moving the world with cars that resonate with the need of the future, and we, at MBRDI, are at the forefront of enabling this objective. This innovation will help us layer the user experience with intuitiveness around available parking info into our MBUX head units itself, to save needless hassle for customers.” He further added, “Our partnership with Get My Parking is a result of our Startup Autobahn 2020 program, launched to showcase our focus on disruptive technologies and to make world-class innovations, come alive. This association will not only benefit end-users but shall also lend fillip to the startup space that receives our leading-edge support through the flagship program.”
Commenting on this collaboration, Rasik Pansare, Co-founder and CMO – Get My Parking, said, “As pioneers of smart parking in India, we have always wanted to help urban citizens to experience hassle-free parking. This collaboration with MBRDI has accelerated us towards our mission, wherein the users can access detailed data on relevant parking lots from the ease of their in-car dashboard.”
Through this partnership, MBRDI has gone a step ahead by leveraging the startup ecosystem to reaffirm its commitment towards adding value to the Mercedes-Benz car users.
Now, starting January 2021, this new feature is built-in to the cars’ MBUX head unit to provide navigation to Points of Interests (PoIs) across Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Pune. Further, the solution will extend itself to 45 additional cities in the upcoming months.
The latest solution developed in collaboration with Get My parking by MBRDI is one of the myriad contributions of the company as Daimler’s center of excellence that is at the nerve center of its innovation in Design & CAE, vehicle engineering, interior component designs and IT technologies.