In cooperation with Zollernalbkreis, Mercedes-Benz will test how car-to-x communication can improve safety on winter roads and winter service. Vehicles of the brand, which have Car-to-X technology and whose owners have activated Live Traffic Service, provide the necessary data in a pilot test. If the ESP or ABS sensors detect slippery road conditions, this is sent along with the position data via the mobile network in real time to the Daimler Vehicle Backend.
The anonymised information is presented in real time on digital maps in the two road maintenance depots of the Zollernalb district. This will make it possible in the future to use the winter service in a more targeted manner and to optimize the spread of salt. The pilot will start in January and run until the end of winter. The Zollernalbkreis is located in the administrative district of Tübingen in Baden-Württemberg.