2019 the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will be even more attractive for use as a
camper: thanks to the newly developed "Mercedes-Benz Advanced
Control" (MBAC) interface module, camper vans based on the new Sprinter will
soon be connected homes on wheels
possibilities in the new Sprinter range from the central display for the gas
fill level to controlling the lights and heating using either the touch display
in the vehicle or a smartphone app. At this year’s Caravan, Motoring and
Tourism trade fair (CMT) in Stuttgart, Germany, visitors can learn about the
new connectivity solution in an interactive discovery corner at the Mercedes
stand. Also on show: various body variants based on the new Sprinter – from the
semi-integrated M-Line T 7400 produced by bodybuilder Frankia right up to the
Grand Canyon S camping bus produced by HYMER.
in 2019 – a connected house on wheels thanks to the Sprinter base vehicle
on the requirements and trends in the camper van segment will continue as the
Sprinter is further developed – including the connected home mega-trend. In
2019 Mercedes-Benz will be fulfilling this requirement with Mercedes-Benz
Advanced Control, in short MBAC. This is an interface module which does away
with the division between the basic vehicle and the living area, connects the
components in front of and behind the B-pillar and thus makes their convenient
operation via a central location possible.
to MBAC, bodybuilders will be able to implement a central display for the water
tank or gas levels, centrally regulate the temperature of the fridge or even
that of the vehicle itself. Plus, installation of a central control system for
the sound system, interior lighting (including ambient lighting) or the electrically
retractable awning to name but a few will also be possible in Sprinter-based
campers. Mercedes-Benz is offering three options for the centralised operation
of these and other components in the new Sprinter:
-the MBUX Touch Display in the vehicle's
-a separate display in the living area that
bodybuilders can position as required,
-and a smartphone app.
a result, campers can enjoy the comforts of their connected home on wheels
regardless of where the Sprinter camper van is parked.