Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC (MBFS) announced it is adding an in-vehicle account management app to its suite of mobile tools for its customers in the United States.
The new app, called My MBFS, will automatically be added to the cloud-based infotainment system on model year 2013 and newer Mercedes-Benz vehicles equipped with the COMAND Navigation and a subscription to mbrace2 with Mercedes-Benz Apps.
My MBFS joins existing apps from Google, Yelp, and Facebook.
“The same great account management features we provide on our My MBFS smartphone app are now available in Mercedes-Benz vehicles,” said Michael Kanzleiter, senior manager, Marketing, MBFS. “As a result of this launch, we are now the first auto finance company offering customers account management through an in-vehicle app.”
To start managing their MBFS account in-vehicle using the My MBFS app, customers need to register their account online at mbfs.com.
Once mbrace2 connectivity is made through the vehicle’s COMAND system, registered mbfs.com users can select and log in to the My MBFS app to start using any of the account management features.
The vehicle’s COMAND system automatically prevents driver distraction by disengaging the My MBFS app when the vehicle is in motion.