News ID : 404
Publish Date : 17 September 2017 - 17:17
When street addresses are too hard to remember, just keep three words in mind.
Khodrocar - Forget latitude and longitude because Mercedes-Benz is the first automaker to adopt a method splitting the entire world up into combinations of three words. The results are bizarre. For example, as opposed to giving someone the street address of Mercedes’ factory in Sindelfingen, Germany, a person could get a route there by entering staples.system.habit in a supported navigation system.

The weird idea comes from the firm What3words. The company splits the globe into squares that are 9-foot-10-inchs (3-meters) long and wide. It then assigns these plots with a three-word combination.

According to the business, the advantage of this system is that it allows for easy navigation to places without a street address, for example getting someone to a certain section of a public park. Latitude and longitude coordinates would do the same thing but would be much more complicated to share with another person.

"You can enter your destination by speaking just three words and are then guided there to within an accuracy of nine square meters. Anywhere in the world,” Sajjad Khan, Vice President of Digital Vehicle & Mobility at Daimler, said.

Mercedes will introduce a vehicle with a What3words-compatible navigation system within the next six months. It has a demo of the system at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

It seems difficult to believe that the What3words system could disrupt the age-old use of street addresses or latitude and longitude coordinates. Today, most people navigate using a device that can connect to the Internet and GPS satellites. By using this pair of sources, there isn’t much difficulty in getting anywhere. This alternative doesn’t seem to solve a very big problem.

Source: Mercedes-Benz

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