Digital DriveStyle App
By Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc.
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Always On! – The perfect integration for iPhone into your Mercedes-Benz equipped with Drive Kit Plus.
Keep in touch with your friends via Twitter or Facebook, listen to your personalized radio station with AUPEO!, send a Glympse of your trip to friends and enjoy 3D city views to lead you to North America and Europe’s most beautiful places.
The innovative Digital DriveStyle App with its Drive Kit Plus accessory for the iPhone lets you enjoy the revolutionary screen design on your Mercedes’ in-vehicle display. Safely navigate through the intuitive user interface with the car’s controller while driving and enjoy the new context-aware flow of Social, Media and Places with the following features:
*** Social ***
• Google+ - View activity in your Circles and +1 your favorite posts and comments
• Facebook – listen to your newsfeed, post comments, respond and navigate to events.
• Twitter – reads your timeline out loud and lets you tweet and retweet.
• Glympse – let your friends know where you are at and when you will be arriving via Twitter or Facebook.
*** Media ***
• Social Playlist – listen to your friends’ favorite songs and videos.
• My Music – rediscover your own music with cover art search.
• AUPEO! Personal Radio – enjoy music with your own personalized station. 6 months of premium service included.
• Internet Radio – find your favorite radio stations from around the world.
*** Places ***
• Best-in-class navigation powered by Navigon – a Garmin brand
• Lane Assistant Pro
• Real Road Signs
• Speed Limit Assistant
• Voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions including spoken street names
• Real Time Traffic Information
• 2D and 3D map display (bird’s-eye view)
• 3D buildings and landmarks
• Local Search and Street View powered by Google
• Millions of preloaded points of interest including gas stations, restaurants and other businesses
*** Hand-held Features ***
• Car Finder
• Car Info with Vehicle Identification Number, Odometer and Fuel Level
*** Pebble Smartwatch ***
Connect your Pebble Smartwatch to the car with Digital DriveStyle!
• Keep up-to-date with your car’s status, performance, and location
• Choose your favorite remote controls for the buttons on your Pebble Smartwatch
• While driving, get alerted of road hazards, accidents, and speed limits
• Install the DriveStyle Watchapp from the Vehicle tab of the Digital DriveStyle App
• Works with both the original Pebble and Pebble Steel
The latest NAVTEQ maps with coverage for:
Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Gibraltar, Greece, United Kingdom, Iceland, Ireland , Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldavia, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Hungary, Vatican, USA, Canada
What's New in Version 1.8
The new Drive Kit Plus for iPhone® 5, 5c, and 5s is now available! Please contact your local Mercedes-Benz dealer for ordering and installation.
Mercedes-Benz now works with Nest!
• Precondition your home to a comfortable temperature in time for your arrival
• View the status of your Nest Thermostats
• Get reminded to set your Nest to Home or Away depending on your location
• Nest is available in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom
Drive Kit Plus software updates:
• Some features such as Car-to-X and Siri integration require the latest version of Drive Kit Plus software. Please contact your local Mercedes-Benz dealer for more information on the availability and installation of software updates. Additional support and contact information is always available on our website at http://drive-kit-plus.com
Feedback and Support:
• We are constantly working to improve the Digital DriveStyle App and Drive Kit Plus. Please help us by submitting feedback at http://drive-kit-plus.com/en/#s/support
• Answers to Frequently Asked Questions are also available at http://drive-kit-plus.com.
New user - gla with integration
Updated review. Since the iOS 8.1.2 I have been unable to update or add new maps to the app as it just crashes out. very disappointing that there have been no upgrades to this app.
Ok, so where do I start the good the bad and the ugly
Requires both Bluetooth and wired connection
No support for SMS messaging under the share option
Mapping not necessarily the routes that I would pick but I typically just use for the last few miles when I don't know where I'm going so I can put up with that
Music for some reason it shows all my music in the cloud even though this is turned off on the phone.
You have to select aux audio prior to going into the application, what I mean by this is. I start listening to the radio, and I am using the drive style app for maps etc but then I decide I want to play music from the iPhone, just selecting play doesn't work you have to change to aux them go back into maps.
Love the NEST integration with it auto detecting when I drive away from home and also when I head home it puts the heating on
Happy to be contacted about improvements required it's a great first step but needs improvements
This app exists because some Mercedes bosses wanted one . It's not user friendly doesn't really do anything that you can't do by connecting your phone directly with Bluetooth . Some tech guys getting paid a bunch of money for a bunch of rubbish . I pray for the day when Mercedes have some continuity throughout the entire line . But I am not holding my breath .
Old systems need a carplay feature
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: 24 June 2014
- Version: 1.8
- Size: 52.4 MB
- Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
- Developer: Mercedes-Benz R&D North America
- © 2012 Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.