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Mercedes Makes Navigation Easy With Send2Benz

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If you’re a 2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 owner and haven’t downloaded the Mercedes-Benz mbrace phone application, stop reading and do it now, but come back and continue reading after it’s downloaded. The app allows you to send a destination, street address or current location from your phone directly to the car’s navigation system with a feature called Send2Benz.

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The Comand multimedia system in Cars.com’s long-term 2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 test car has a huge depth of capabilities and numerous access points to the navigation, multimedia and vehicle information systems. At the center of Comand’s navigation system is the dial controller, which hasn’t exactly been embraced by all of our editors. Those who find the dial controller bulky or awkward to use when entering navigation — scroll, click, scroll, click, scroll, click and repeat a dozen or more times — can use the app to send destinations straight from phone to car.

The app provides more than just one way to find and deliver an address to the car’s navigation system. You can search for nearby destinations like a coffee shop, gas station or restaurant, enter an already known street address in a blank field or send a current destination as well as find an address in your contact list. After the address is entered, it’s as simple as firing off the destination to the car and clicking to start the guidance once the in-car message pops up that a destination has been received.

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Boom. That’s all. It works quickly and easily, too. You can send a destination from the phone and just a second later it’s in your car waiting to start navigation. Send2Benz is part of the mbrace mobile application available on iPhone and Android devices, plus there’s a website with the same capabilities at http://mbrace.mbusa.com/send2benz/, a toolbar add-on for your web browser; it’s also compatible with Google Maps Search & Send.

Entering an address into a navigation system doesn’t get much easier than that, folks.

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