Mercedes-Benz joined hands with Silicon Valley company - Pebble Technology, to create a new smart watch - Pebble's smart watch, which will be connected to Mercedes-Benz cars. The smart watch which will be showcased at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week.
The smart watch will access Mercedes-Benz's Digital DriveStyle app by which one can locate their car, check the fuel tank, check whether the car is locked or note through their wrist The driver can also configure its smart watch to vibrate to alert them of any potential hazards such as accidents, road works and other obstructions.
However, Mercedes-Benz is not the only company to come up with such technology, Nissan, earlier this year, has unveiled the Nissan Nismo smartwatch earlier this year which allows the driver to monitor vehicle information from a watch.
Pebble Technology was established via the Kickstarter crowd-funding initiative. Its smart watch retails in the United States for $150 (about Rs 9,300).
Pebble Technology already makes watches which can be integrated with smartphones and other electronic devices. The partnership between Mercedes-Benz and Pebble Technology will give the German car-maker early access to technology that could pave the way for its future vehicles to become fully integrated with other devices such as watches, laptops and phones.
The car manufacturer has not yet officially announced when this technology will be available and at what price but it is said that the Mercedes-Benz will unveiling it at the CES show.