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Mercedes-Benz is to offer its own vehicle-tracking product with a cross-border service that covers all of Europe for its luxury passenger models.

This represents an advance on current tracking services which are limited to a vehicle’s country of registration, the service says. To provide the supporting infrastructure, Mercedes has signed a master agreement with London-based EUROWATCH, which already provides monitoring and police access services to commercial transport and freight owners.
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What they say
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According to EUROWATCH, the combination of its service and the Mercedes product meets the criteria of insurers and police in each of the countries of Western, Central and Eastern Europe where it is being offered. Mark Schwarz, Commercial Director of EUROWATCH, said: "Insurers are increasingly worried about the high level of crime directed at luxury cars and this is forecast to escalate further following the expansion of the EU eastwards later this year."
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From May, the product is available from Mercedes dealers as a technical accessory, initially on SL- and E- Class models, to be followed shortly thereafter by the S-, M- and SLK-Class.
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Invisible from outside the car, the tracking device is permanently set in standby mode. If any security or safety parameter is breached, an electronic alarm signal is automatically transmitted to EUROWATCH. The parameters monitored are, among others, radio connections, door contacts, battery charge and crash or turn-over sensor in the event of an accident. In addition, the owner can activate an alarm signal manually from an emergency button inside the car.

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