The Mercedes-Benz multimedia system is designed to put many of the ‘COMAND’ features at your fingertips. You can access the multimedia system using touch control in a few different ways. The buttons on the steering wheel, the controller on the center console or, if your Mercedes-Benz comes equipped with it, a touchpad located by the central controller.
How to Use the Steering Wheel Controller
To operate the multimedia system with the touch control button on the right side of the steering wheel, simply swipe up, down, left or right and select by pushing down on the button in center of the pad. Push the home button to show the main functions. You can also press the voice control button located here to use voice commands, or press the phone button to make or end a phone call using a bluetooth connected smartphone. It works in many similar ways to the controller located in the centre of the console.
How to use the COMAND Central Controller
The central controller is located on the center console of any Mercedes-Benz vehicle manufactured with the COMAND technology. The central controller of the Mercedes-Benz COMAND system works in conjunction with the multimedia screen located on the dashboard. It controls all of the COMAND functions and menus. It can slide left and right, up and down and can also be rotated. You can also push the controller down, to select an item, just like clicking a mouse.
The main functions of the COMAND system are presented along the top and bottom of the dashboard screen as horizontal menus. To jump to these menus, simply slide the controller up or down. Some models may also have an additional menu at the bottom for climate control functions. To scroll through these menus, you can either rotate the controller or slide it to the left or right, to highlight each option. To select the highlighted menu item, either push the controller down or slide it down. To exit the current menu and return to the previous screen, press the back button. Pressing and holding the back button, will take you back to the main menu.
How to use the COMAND Navigation Map Features
The Mercedes-Benz COMAND Navigation Map Features offer numerous viewing options to make your journey easier. The COMAND maps are designed to offer clear guidance with advance notice of any turns along your selected route.
Always listen to the voice prompts, rather than looking at the map whilst driving. To repeat a spoken instruction, simply press the repeat button. You can also control the voice prompt volume in the same way as you would the audio volume.
Your location and direction are displayed as an arrow and a circle. The route to your destination is shown with a highlighted line. As you approach turns, the voice prompt will alert you and you will also see the route highlighted on the map, which suggests the best lane to be in as you approach the junction.
Always use common sense when following the GPS maps as roads and other conditions are subject to change.
With Mercedes-Benz touch control buttons, console and touchpad, all of your multimedia functions are well within reach! For further advice visit your local Mercedes specialist, or the official Mercedes Benz website.