by Adrian-Liviu Dorofte

Saved by Mercedes-Benz: mbrace2 helps track down Boston attack suspects

It was recently discovered that it was Mercedes-Benz's state-of-the-art mbrace2 navigation system that led policeman on the trail of the two suspects who organized the terrorist attack during the Boston marathon of April 15th.

Steven Cannon, CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, has tweeted a cheerful message on his official Twitter account last week, stating: "Just found out that our mbrace2 technology in the stolen Mercedes helped locate the Boston terrorists! Thanks to our amazing law enforcement."

The two bombers, brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, happen to have stolen the wrong vehicle to get away from the crime scene: a 2013MY Mercedes-Benz ML 350 BlueTEC whose rightful owner chose to equip his SUV with the intelligent navigation technology called mbrace2, which was also turned on at the moment of the hijack.

Among other interesting facts, mbrace2 also helps track down your personal vehicle in the event it is stolen or you cannot remember where you have parked it by sending the exact coordinates of the car via the special GPS application developed by Mercedes-Benz or via your personal installed iPhone app.

With the help of Mercedes-Benz officials whom where contacted for support in the operation and thanks to the proven accuracy of the mbrace2 telematics system, the police has eventually successfully managed to trace the two criminals and arrest them.

Here you can find out the main highlights of the unqiue mbrace2 technology found in Mercedes-Benz cars:

Video Credits: MBUSA Youtube Channel

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