Mercedes-Benz has announced that it plans to be the first automotive manufacturer to partner with what3words, the global addressing system that has divided the world into 3m x 3m squares, each with a unique address made of three dictionary words.
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The luxury car manufacturer has built what3words into their next generation infotainment system launching this year. Drivers will be able to type or say three words to pinpoint an exact destination anywhere in the world.
The three word address ///genau.freundin.tagebuch for example, refers to the exact 3m x 3m at the Mercedes-Benz manufacturing plant entrance in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim.
When a driver enters a three word address by voice or text, the what3words technology converts it to a coordinate. The car then routes to this exact location using its in-built mapping and navigation system. what3words is currently available in 14 languages, with more in development, allowing people to say a three word address in their native tongue to enter their destination, no matter where in the world it is.