Collision Guardian – innovative safety app
A safety mobile app is currently being piloted by Mercedes me, in partnership with Lab1886. This innovative app extends Mercedes-Benz safety to all cars, for both drivers and their families, by automatically detecting a collision through data collected from sensors in your smartphone. In case of a collision, the application provides you with emergency assistance, as well as innovative features like roadside assistance and driving analytics.
Ask Mercedes - Augmented Reality in the car
The winning idea from the first US Incubator pilot with MBUSA in 2016-2017 is currently incubated within the Lab1886 Silicon Valley. The app prototype is using Augmented Reality to educate drivers about in-car-features and enhance the customer experience in the car.
Peer-to-peer car sharing collaboration with getaround
Peer-to-peer car sharing is a fresh approach to meet the mobility needs of consumers by offering reliable and flexible transportation options. Mercedes-Benz Business Innovation (now Lab1886) has been collaborating with getaround in San Francisco to launch a car sharing pilot in 2016. After purchasing or leasing a Mercedes-Benz or smart vehicle, the users install their getaround profile and make their car available for others to rent.
On-demand transit pilot in sub-urban area with Via
Lab1886 (formerly Business Innovation) partnered with Via in 2015-2016 to offer on-demand transit to suburban Orange County. As an on-demand residential mobility service, the service pivoted from pre-scheduled to on-demand mobile solution. Users were seamlessly being connected with others heading the same way, making the most affordable, convenient and eco-friendly ride in South OC.
Boost provides peace of mind to parents
Modern life creates busy schedules for today’s families. Boost was a youth transportation pilot – ran from 2013 to 2014 - that gave parents reassurance and convenience by getting children where they need to go safely and reliably. Boost provided a world-class experience by using environmentally friendly Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans with well-trained professional drivers and concierges, using new transportation technology.
Mobile Mechanic delivers world class service to your doorstep
Mobile Mechanic aimed to make Mercedes-Benz customer's lives easier, by allowing services to be conveniently booked at their home or office. Using certified Mercedes-Benz technicians from authorized Mercedes-Benz dealerships, customers were assured that the job was left to mechanics of the highest qualifications. The Mobile Mechanic pilot ran from November 2013 to November 2014.