The new A-Class is already set up for private car sharing: Mercedes me allows the new compact car to be shared with friends and family members. Operation is simple and secure using the Mercedes me Car Sharing app from Mercedes-Benz.
Sharing a car instead of owning one: Car Sharing is in. According to the German Car Sharing Association, over 1.7 million people in Germany are registered with providers such as market leader car2go. Mercedes me is now also extending its services to include private Car Sharing (in all likelihood available from August 2018): the Mercedes me Car Sharing App allows A‑Class drivers to share their vehicle with a specified group of users. Friends, family members or colleagues can then easily book the A-Class for a fixed period of time.
The authorised user opens the vehicle using the App and by means of the Mercedes me communication module installed in the vehicle. The A‑Class Class is started with a key which is left in the vehicle, temporary use of which is also enabled "over the air" by Mercedes me. When returning the vehicle, the driver leaves the key in the vehicle and locks it using the App, thereby bringing the sharing period to an end. The key in the vehicle can be used only during the sharing period.