The technology, launching in Mercedes’ new A-Class in September, allows drivers, using Mercedes Digital DriveStyle, to select a recipient, set a timer, and send a ‘Glympse’ (via text or email) showing their location on an interactive map.
Bryan Trussel, co-founder and CEO of Glympse, Inc. explained: “Glympse is a location sharing app for everyday people in everyday situations—it’s about making life easier. The cooperation with Glympse now makes it easy for our customers to share their location temporarily with their kids, friends, co-workers, or family. We’re excited to let users integrate our Digital DriveStyle application and Glympse into their lifestyles.”
“We’ve already seen how enormously popular Glympse is on mobile phones,” noted Timo Bauer, VP of Business Development at Glympse, adding: “Now that ease of use and functionality has made its way seamlessly into your Mercedes-Benz dash experience.”
Glympse was formerly a mobile phone app which allows GPS-enabled Android, Blackberry and Windows mobile phone users to share their location for a pre-set period of time with anyone they choose.