I really feel previous 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 previous man is popping out, however I am not sometimes
one to rail in opposition to contemporary expertise and new methods of doing
I am speaking concerning the announcement final week that Mercedes-Benz
is partnering with an organization referred to as what3words with the purpose 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.
Fairly than a standard handle, the what3words handle is
merely made up of three phrases. The navigation system
understands that these three phrases consult with a selected set of
coordinates and may route you effectively and appropriately. My
downside comes with the truth that it will be quite a bit 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 style. 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 method
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 stage and fairly loopy on one other.
Mercedes should place confidence in the system although, because the automaker
will likely be using the system in its vehicles within the close to future.
All we will say is “good.luck.then”…which might convey you to a spot
within the ocean off the shore of Sydney.