The new EQ Ready App.
Try electromobility virtually in everyday life.
The new EQ Ready app helps motorists decide whether it makes sense for them personally to switch to an electric car or hybrid. The smartphone app can record real journeys made by the user, analyse his or her everyday mobility behaviour and compare it with numerous parameters of electric and hybrid vehicles. This makes it possible to try out e-mobility in a virtual yet realistic way. The EQ Ready app also recommends which alternatively powered model from smart or Mercedes-Benz best matches the user’s individual behaviour. The new app will go online for the IAA 2017.
Analysis of daily driving behavior on request.
The EQ Ready app can now be downloaded free of charge for iOS and Android in German and English. It is initially available for the German market; further countries and features are being planned. The smartphone records the journeys made by the user in their car (of any brand). This generates a realistic usage profile that is significantly more meaningful than a once-only test drive. All that users need to do is to log in to their Mercedes me account or register with their name and email address and enable the tracking feature in the app. The tracking feature records not only speed and acceleration but also stops or longer breaks, as well as ambient parameters such as the altitude profile. This makes it possible to calculate the range and energy consumption.
Privacy as an important feature.
To optimise their virtual e-driving experience, app users can manually enter potential charging stations, such as at home or at their place of work. In future, the app will be extended to include publicly available charging stations. The personal mobility behaviour determined in this way is transmitted by WiFi or mobile data to the Mercedes me server, where the relevant parameters of Mercedes-Benz and smart electric cars and hybrids are stored. Also in the case of a hybrid, the evaluation of mobility behaviour focuses exclusively on all-electric mode. Privacy is a key aspect of the app. To stop a journey being recorded, the user can disable the tracking feature at any time. The app also regularly reminds the user that data are being recorded.
Developed by employees.
Developed by Mercedes-Benz, the software model for the app uses a host of vehicle-specific data, such as energy consumption, range, cd value, weight and rolling friction coefficient. The vehicle efficiencies derived therefrom were evaluated in road tests. The result was a very high agreement between simulations and real values. Among the vehicles included are smart electric drive models and plug-in hybrids from Mercedes-Benz.
EQ: The new electric mobility brand from Mercedes-Benz.
EQ offers a comprehensive electric mobility ecosystem of products, services, technologies and innovations. The spectrum ranges from electric vehicles and wallboxes to charging services and home energy storage units. The name EQ stands for “Electric Intelligence” and is derived from the Mercedes-Benz brand values of “Emotion and Intelligence”. Future models will also embody the essentials of state-of-the-art electric mobility: the fusion of emotively appealing and intelligent design, exceptional driving pleasure, high everyday practicality and maximum safety, a hallmark of every vehicle from the inventor of the automobile. The first series-produced model of the new EQ product brand, the EQC, is set to be produced at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen, Germany from 2019. The EQC is based on the Concept EQ presented last year in Paris.
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