I really feel outdated telling you this…however I do not fairly perceive how
that is going to make your navigation system simpler to make use of.
Maybe my inside outdated man is popping out, however I am not usually
one to rail towards recent expertise and new methods of doing
I am speaking concerning the announcement final week that Mercedes-Benz
is partnering with an organization known as what3words with the intention of
making your navigation system smarter and simpler to make use of.
That sounds nice, however the expertise behind it’s a bit
complicated. what3words has created a map that divides the world
into squares measuring Three.Zero by Three.Zero meters. Every of these
9.Zero-square meter blocks are then given a Three-word handle. It is
right here the place I start to lose my understanding of all of it.
Quite than a standard handle, the what3words handle is
merely made up of three phrases. The navigation system
understands that these three phrases discuss with a selected set of
coordinates and might route you effectively and accurately. My
drawback comes with the truth that it should be rather a lot simpler
for me to recollect a selected handle than it’s three randomly
Within the video, you’ll be able to see that these handle squares are named
in whole nonsense vogue. A sq. in Mataró, Spain has an
handle of “catching.renews.sketches.” whereas a sq. in London
is known as “cool.view.spark.” How this makes discovering your means
round a metropolis is solely baffling. I get that it makes the
literal act of speaking to your nav system a bit simpler, however
translating three mashed-up phrases right into a bodily handle appears
odd on one degree and fairly loopy on one other.
Mercedes should place confidence in the system although, because the automaker
can be using the system in its automobiles within the close to future.
All we are able to say is “good.luck.then”…which might convey you to a spot
within the ocean off the shore of Sydney.