Mercedes offers free Comand APS map update for three years in 39 European countries
The Comand APS multimedia system features a Europe-wide navigation system with special capabilities. As the data are stored on a 40GB hard disc, the system is able to access the navigation information faster than a DVD-based system, and calculate the route more rapidly.
In addition, Comand APS features a DVD player plus a Music Register for around 1000 compressed music files in the MP3 or WMA format. It also features the Linguatronic voice-operated control system and a so-called text-to-speech function as standard.
Under the deal, Mercedes-Benz dealers will upload map updates into the navigation system when the car is brought to their premises. Mercedes will also use its web pages to inform customers when a new update is available. On customer request, updates can also be provided by a Mercedes-Benz partner outside the normal service intervals.
Mercedes says that the price benefit for this map update amounts to several hundred euros. The update entitlement is also transferable to the new owner if the vehicle is sold prior to the end of the three-year period.