Enter GPS location as destination

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Hi,

I would like to enter a GPS location say copied from Google Maps and enter it into the Mercedes Me app as a destination.
Is there any way of getting the app to accept an actual coordinate position instead of a street address?

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Hi,

I would like to enter a GPS location say copied from Google Maps and enter it into the Mercedes Me app as a destination.
Is there any way of getting the app to accept an actual coordinate position instead of a street address?

Cheers
Jim


Not sure if that is possible to be honest, but if you have the coordinates of where you wish to go, putting them into google maps would give you the nearest address anyway wouldn't it? so you could then just enter the correct postal address
 

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I just tried it and it doesn't work... I copied the coordinates for Buckingham Palace ( 51.5014° N, 0.1419° W ) into the app and the first destination it offered was the A5104, Old Trafford Manchester.
 
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Okay, I think I have worked it out for iOS.

1. Drop a pin on the Google map.
2. Scroll along the items at the bottom to find "Share" and tap on that.
3. Pick Mercedes me from the list and click on Send.

Destination is sent to the car.

I can now send exact spots for the start of a walk, etc where there is no street address.
 

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Okay, I think I have worked it out for iOS.

1. Drop a pin on the Google map.
2. Scroll along the items at the bottom to find "Share" and tap on that.
3. Pick Mercedes me from the list and click on Send.

Destination is sent to the car.

I can now send exact spots for the start of a walk, etc where there is no street address.
Great tip and investigative work possibly worthy of a sticky :)
 
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Just as useful for an actual address sometimes?

Probably easier to tap a destination instead of typing into a Mercedes me text box. ;)
 

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In the UK we did postal codes correctly and are spoilt in our ability to get somewhere like a grown up. The rest of the sat nav world can't do this...

In January 2018, Mercedes bought ten per cent of what3words and announced its support in future versions of the Mercedes-Benz User Experience infotainment and navigation system. The A-Class, launched in May 2018, became the first vehicle in the world with what3words on board

type this in your car fence.gross.bats https://what3words.com/fence.gross.bats and see if you get Buckingham palace

in 2011 google set out to do a quick way called plus codes https://plus.codes/ type this in google maps 9C3XGV25+G6 and its supposed to get Buckingham palace


Have you not see the ads on TV for the copy of what google did 5 years earlier "what 3 words"

https://www.standard.co.uk/tech/what3words-london-landmarks-viral-app-a4214651.html

wot a joke

google, bing, nor here maps, support what3words there's a nasty addon from chrome which does (extra opportunity to add more spying on you - now how come I didn't think of that )
 
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Unfortunately the What3words app does not work correctly with the Mercedes me app.

If you follow the same steps as on Google Maps then when you share to the Mercedes app you just get an error message saying it is an invalid address.

If Mercedes partly own What3words you would think they could get their app to work it? :(
 

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Okay, I think I have worked it out for iOS.

1. Drop a pin on the Google map.
2. Scroll along the items at the bottom to find "Share" and tap on that.
3. Pick Mercedes me from the list and click on Send.

Destination is sent to the car.

I can now send exact spots for the start of a walk, etc where there is no street address.
I can do this with the COMAND 2.5 in my 2000 model year car.

I get the destination on Google maps on my phone. I then select “destination from map” on the sat nav and put the cursor where the Google maps destination shows on my phone. Hey presto! Instant real time connectivity!
 

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Here is the beginning of the method from my user manual

Using the map


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To show the menu: slide
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To select Destination : turn and press the controller.
 
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I appreciate that you can achieve a similar result with the sat nav, but if you are going on a walk then with the Google approach I can pinpoint a nearby lay-by in satellite view and navigate to there. That's not possible any other way?

When you get to the car it is there waiting for you and off you go!

I have also used it for some country hotels in France where the "name" on the map is hundreds of yards from it's actual location!
With Google satellite view I can zoom right in and select the correct building.

It is also much more convenient than fiddling in the car while your other half is telling you to get a move on! :eek:
 

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Unfortunately the What3words app does not work correctly with the Mercedes me app.

If you follow the same steps as on Google Maps then when you share to the Mercedes app you just get an error message saying it is an invalid address.

If Mercedes partly own What3words you would think they could get their app to work it? :(


the maps need to understand the what3words not just the phone merc thing..... what age is the car ?
 
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It is an October 2019 E Class Estate, I just only picked it up on Tuesday!
 

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software updates and latest mapping - then see how its working

never expect ANY manufacturer to look after the car the way an owner should.... they will always claim to have checked and updated software - unless its in for a dieselgate fix - they will NEVER do any...

they don't care if your wipers don't work, the parking sensors forget to beep the, high bean assist forgets itself or your free 3 years of free map updates are ever applied

a few of the more recent E class updates



LI80.61-P-069910 JUN19 – 213, 222 Keyless-Go/Keyless-Entry (code 871) hands free may be nonfunctional or functional after several clicks, install HFA control unit part # 1679050200 or successor then perform SCN coding.

Recall Campaign 2019120008 DEC19 – 2013-2017 CLA-Class (117), GLA-Class (156), M-Class/GLE/GL/GLS-Class (166), SLK/SLC-Class (172), AMG GT-Class (190), GLK/C-Class (204), C-Class (205), E-Class Coupe/Cabrio (207), E-Class (212), S-Class Coupe/Cabrio (217), CLS-Class (218), S-Class (222), SL (231), B-Class (242), GLC-Class (253), GLE Coupe-Class (292), G-Class (463) due to a software fault in the communication module as provided by the supplier, the date and time as determined from the GPS satellite data could differ from the actual date and time starting on November 4, 2019. The correct date and time are necessary for the "Assisted-GPS" function to determine the vehicle position. Dealer will update communication module software.

Service Campaign 2019070001 JAN20 – 2018 & 2019 213, 222, 217 ECU software may not meet current production specifications. Malfunction Indicator Lamp could incorrectly illuminate due to one of three potential faults: an incorrect detection of an engine misfire, incorrect detection of the fuel tank ventilation valve position, or an incorrect detection of the battery supply voltage. Under certain conditions, reduction of engine power output. Dealer will update ECU software. Approximately 2827 vehicles affected.

Service Campaign 2019060011 JAN20 – 2018 213, 217 ECU software may not meet current production specifications. As a result, Malfunction Indicator Lamp could incorrectly illuminate due to an incorrect detection of an engine misfire. Dealer will update the ECU software.

LI82.62-P-067526 JAN20 – 213 with code 811 (Burmester) one or more speakers may temporarily malfunction regardless of audio source used, update sound system (N40/7 amp) software.

LI54.30-P-070482 JAN20 –222, 217; 257, 213, 238, 463, 290, 205, 253 with code 464 check engine light (CEL) P261029, P02FF85, or P02FF02 may be active/stored perform software updates on N3/10 motor electronic CU, N127 powertrain CU, and instrument cluster.

LI82.85-P-069555 JAN20 – 213 with code 531 and code 807, 238 with code 531 and code 807 or code 808, without code 058 when the door is opened a high-frequency whistling noise may be heard for approximately 5 seconds from the center speaker, update COMAND Online control unit (A26/17) software.

LI32.33-P-070817 FEB20 – 213 wagon Airmatic (489) compressor inoperative vehicle level not adjusted correctly, moisture may freeze resulting in blockage, fuse may be blown. Replace compressor, fuse and relay. In addition, remove pressure line between compressor & valve block checking for moisture. If there is blow out pressure line, replace valve unit. Perform software update. One or more applicable fault codes: C156213, C157200, C220C04, C220C01, C156200, C155E13, C155E1F, C156784, C156684, C156984, C156884, C156C00.

LI82.85-P-070566 FEB20 – 118, 167, 177, 205, 213, 217, 222, 238, 247, 253, 257, 294 cracking/popping from speakers and/or heard during bluetooth call, and/or voice control (VCS) distortion. Update HERMES control unit.

LI82.10-P-071235 APR20 – 213, 238, 257, 177, 205, 253, 167, 231 code 641, 642 high beam assist nonfunctional and/or low beam sometimes stays illuminated on one side, SCN code E1n11 & E2n11 headlamp control units.

LI83.70-P-070818 FEB20 – 213 & 253 hybrids up to manufacture date 3/29/19 pre-climate control occasionally may not be activated with vehicle key, update air conditioner control unit software.

Service Campaign 2020080005 AUG20 – 2019-2020 213, 205, 290 software for the AMG drive unit control unit does not correspond to production configuration, dealer will update the software as necessary.

two of their diesel gate cheats

https://mbworld.org/forums/attachme...53122774-bulletins-213-ecu-os-temp-sensor.pdf
https://mbworld.org/forums/attachme...3900-bulletins-213-li07.61-p-069827_ver_1.pdf
 

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I appreciate that you can achieve a similar result with the sat nav, but if you are going on a walk then with the Google approach I can pinpoint a nearby lay-by in satellite view and navigate to there. That's not possible any other way?

When you get to the car it is there waiting for you and off you go!

I have also used it for some country hotels in France where the "name" on the map is hundreds of yards from it's actual location!
With Google satellite view I can zoom right in and select the correct building.

It is also much more convenient than fiddling in the car while your other half is telling you to get a move on! :eek:

Good satnav in smart phones.
 
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Dest.jpg Botus,

I have the latest maps as I updated them myself via the downloader. No idea about the Comand S/W version.

it is the Mercedes Me App that is complaining about not understanding the What3words share.

It is fine with Google maps and I can send multiple destinations and they are all there in the car when I start up.

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The What3words is not that important to me as I am familiar with Google Maps and it does the job perfectly.
I can send all the hotels, stopping places for a motoring holiday from home and they will all be in the car waiting for me.
 

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yes, get that, just interested to hear from anyone who's got it working
 

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In France last year, looking for remote properties, I was given co-ordinates and put these into my satnav.
Worked faultlessly every time.
(Not Comand/Merc.me app/)
 
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yes, get that, just interested to hear from anyone who's got it working

It does seem odd that it does not work with What3words if Mercedes have a financial interest in the business.
 

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It does seem odd that it does not work with What3words if Mercedes have a financial interest in the business.

Why?

Companies will invest in all sorts of businesses but it does not mean that they want to make them all work together. Scroll down to the bottom of the page linked below to see some of the pies "Daimlers Technology & Venture" department have their fingers in.

https://www.daimler.com/innovation/venture/techinvest-en.html

However, I also find the MB satnav frustrating. I like to plan my road trips (on my Laptop) with stopovers, POIs etc and there are work arounds but it is not straightforward.
 
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