The 2012 Mercedes Navigation System Update
The Mercedes-Benz brand of motor vehicle and cars are renowned for being one of the best quality car badges in the country. Their cars come with lots of hi tech functions and optional extras that have been developed in order to give the driver a superb driving experience with comfort and style. One of the more useful aspects to this range of car is the Mercedes Navigation System. This offers GPS navigation at the touch of a button, all of which is embedded into the dashboard and run using Navteq digital maps.
The Mercedes GPS devices are known to be reliable, accurate and easy to use due to the large touch screen display. However, there is a downside which is the fact that the driver will need to update the Mercedes GPS maps in order to keep them up to date and current with new road changes. The following article shows you how to do that and why (please note: more comprehensive information can be found on this Mercedes Navigation System Update website).
New Mercedes-Benz GPS Map Updates from Navteq
Mercedes GPS maps are provided by Navteq. You will need to visit their website in order to purchase new routes and directions for your car’s dashboard GPS. New maps for this brand come on a Mercedes-Benz Navigation DVD for 2012. On the Navteq website you need to select your Mercedes model and year, and then add the latest 2012 DVD to your shopping cart. Once you have purchased yours online this is how you install Mercedes Navigation System Updates - your new Mercedes DVD should arrive within 7 working days.
- Locate the disc drive for your Mercedes Navigation System. Typically this is located underneath the display on the dashboard, but on some older generation models from 2001 and 2002 this could be hidden under the driver’s seat.
- Eject the existing 2011 Mercedes Navigation DVD and insert your new 2012 disc.
- The display console will recognize the DVD and should display a message asking you whether you want to “update maps”. Click “yes” to continue.
- The Mercedes Navigation System Update should now start automatically, with the new software loading. The last thing you will need to do in order to get started will be to type in your serial number which is on the DVD packaging.
Please note, you should never turn the Mercedes GPS off during the install and this has been known to corrupt the software. In extreme cases you might need to take the car to an official dealer and engineer to fix any problems that could occur.
Why Update Your Mercedes Navigation System?
Drivers that have up to date GPS maps are more likely to use less fuel. This is because their GPS is less prone to making errors and so gas savings can be made. This also has the knock-on effect of reducing a driver’s carbon footprint. The US Road Network sometimes has up to 20,000 new miles of roads added each year – none of which will be on an out of date Mercedes-Benz Navigation System.
About the Author: Bob Simmons runs the hugely popular GPSNavigationDVD.net website. The site offers advices for all brands of GPS device including Garmin. He has recently posted a new article about Free Garmin Nuvi Map Updates – please check that out to see if you qualify for free Garmin maps.