Photo of 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans by Paul Clinton.
Mercedes-Benz will offer eight factory telematics packages with its third-generation 2019 Sprinter that allow fleet managers to better track preventive maintenance, routing, and driver behavior with the full-size van, the company has announced.
The more-connected cargo and people hauler will go on sale in Europe this summer and arrive in the U.S. later this year, Mercedes-Benz exectives told journalists in Amsterdam on April 13.
The 2019 Sprinter will launch with an array of new features, including Mercedes Pro Connect — a connectivity platform that bundles telematics, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a mobile app that’s accessible to fleet drivers.
Mercedes-Benz is also rolling out its Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system and revised user interface that, for the first time, offers a color touchscreen, messaging between a driver and fleet manager, and voice-enabled commands prompted by phrases such as “Hey Mercedes.”
The eight Mercedes Pro Connect options will help fleet managers optimize driver routes, better analyze driving styles, and remotely control vehicles.
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Photo of Mercedes-Benz Pro Connect dashboard by Paul Clinton.
The packages that will be offered globaly include: