Location-Sharing App Glympse to Be Put in Mercedes A-Class

June 6, 2012  - By
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Today from the Detroit Telematics Conference, location-sharing app maker Glympse announced it is teaming up with Mercedes-Benz to give users real-time location sharing in their cars by integrating Glympse into the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Drivers will be able to use the in-dash Mercedes DriveStyle to select a recipient, set a timer, and “send a Glympse” to anyone they choose. The recipient of the Glympse will receive a text or email link, which will show the driver’s real-time location on an interactive map.

Consistent with Glympse’s approach to location sharing, when the timer expires, the location sharing will automatically stop. Because Glympse is a universal sharing solution, the recipient doesn’t require any special software or device, just a web browser.

With its smart phone apps, Glympse shares location with others in real time. Users on iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Windows phones can send a Glympse to others via email, SMS, Facebook, or Twitter. Now, that functionality is being integrated right into the A-Class.

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