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Old 01-07-2019, 05:22 PM
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I get my 2018 E tomorrow. I have command in the car. Iím confused do I get traffic through Sirius or MBrace?
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AFAIK In the US traffic advisories are provided via MBrace. I can't be certain because I've always had a SiriusXM (12 for $60) subscription.
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I get my 2018 E tomorrow. I have command in the car. Iím confused do I get traffic through Sirius or MBrace?
There was a time when Traffic was provided via SiriusXM. That's no longer the case. Traffic is now provided by the Comand system via MBrace.
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In the US traffic advisories are provided by MBrace.
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Is MBrace something that is free with new Mercedes, or do we pay for it? Familiar with Mercedes ME connect, but not MBrace.
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I canít tell if it is or not. My car is being delivered at 11 today. Guess Iíll find out
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Traffic is provided via the mobile internet connection and TomTom Traffic. Those services are free for about 3 years. After that, you'll need to pay for them.
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So you need to pay for WiFi through MBrace?
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So you need to pay for WiFi through MBrace?
No, you're given a limited LTE data connection. WiFi rides on top of that LTE connection, you do need to pay for a data quota if you want to use the hotspot. However, traffic and the other features simply go over LTE, just without the full internet access ability that you get when you pay for a data quota.
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Great. Thank you

car is on its way to me as I write this
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Great. Thank you

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Your new car will have Apple Car Play and you may want to consider using WAZE. It is the best nav and traffic system out there and costs nothing if you have a data plan on your phone.
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Traffic is provided via the mobile internet connection and TomTom Traffic. Those services are free for about 3 years. After that, you'll need to pay for them.
I see nothing on the MB web site or vehicle builds that discusses MBrace, 3 year trial subscription, or anything about traffic. My dealer has never mentioned anything about MBrace or a subscription and/or pricing.

Just Mercedes me connect services (3 years included) and Concierge, none of which mention traffic. Nothing about MBrace.

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Your new car will have Apple Car Play and you may want to consider using WAZE. It is the best nav and traffic system out there and costs nothing if you have a data plan on your phone.
I agree with Petee. WAZE is the best program to use.
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Originally Posted by rustybear3 View Post
I see nothing on the MB web site or vehicle builds that discusses MBrace, 3 year trial subscription, or anything about traffic. My dealer has never mentioned anything about MBrace or a subscription and/or pricing.

Just Mercedes me connect services (3 years included) and Concierge, none of which mention traffic. Nothing about MBrace.
From MBUSA.com:
Mercedes me connect services (3 years included) $0
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I agree with Petee. WAZE is the best program to use.
Yup. Waze. Police spotter and traffic rerouter. Weíre deep in road construction on some key area bridges here and Waze sends me several different ways each week to work. I like the police spotter bit the best. More warning than my old detector. And no cabin clutter.
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From MBUSA.com:
Mercedes me connect services (3 years included) $0
That's Me connect, not MBrace. I know about ME connect.
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Mercedes me requires Mbrace. When I purchased my MY18 E300 Mbrace was included for 4 years.
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I've always been happy with the traffic updates I get on my routes using Google Maps over Android Auto. I've never used waze, so I cannot comment on how it compares.
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Mercedes me requires Mbrace. When I purchased my MY18 E300 Mbrace was included for 4 years.
Finally located the MBrace website. The length of service has now changed. It's 5 years for MBrace connect services. Traffic is in the Concierge service, which is separate from MBrace connect. It's called the Travel & Assistance pkg, That's a one year trial; $20 month thereafter. https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/mbrace

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Interesting how things change each year. I don't subscribe to any extras, but I still get traffic info on the nav display.
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Mercedes me requires Mbrace. When I purchased my MY18 E300 Mbrace was included for 4 years.
On the '19 model year, Mbrace isn't mentioned anymore - just Mercedes Me Connect. I actually tried using Me Connect in my car to cancel an older mbrace contract, and I had to call in by phone - seems they're not connected.
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On the '19 model year, Mbrace isn't mentioned anymore - just Mercedes Me Connect. I actually tried using Me Connect in my car to cancel an older mbrace contract, and I had to call in by phone - seems they're not connected.
The ONLY thing you should be able to use Mercedes Me for on a 2019 Model Year car is use MBFS (their finance service). Otherwise, everything else is via Me Connect.
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On the '19 model year, Mbrace isn't mentioned anymore - just Mercedes Me Connect. I actually tried using Me Connect in my car to cancel an older mbrace contract, and I had to call in by phone - seems they're not connected.
It may not be mentioned, but it indeed still exists. That's what was confusing with me until I found the latest MBrace website. Mbrace is how you get the extra services when the free trials run out.
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The ONLY thing you should be able to use Mercedes Me for on a 2019 Model Year car is use MBFS (their finance service). Otherwise, everything else is via Me Connect.
Not in the UK Rod - There is no Me Connect just Mercedes Me and that covers pretty much everything.
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