Cockpit Management and Data System (COMAND) includes the function
of a navigation system.
COMAND can be operated using the buttons on the multi-function
steering wheel. It supplies data for display in the instrument
cluster (A1). A point to note in this connection is that the
instrument cluster (A1) links the incoming pushbutton operations
with the current menu setting at the multifunction display (A1p13)
and, as appropriate, transmits a corresponding CAN message to the
COMAND actuation, display and control unit (A40/3).
The head unit features a video-compatible LCD color display in TFT
technology with graphics capability.
Another new feature in the 463 model
series is the SMS (short message service) function
COMAND and the telephone. This feature is achieved by a new
databus protocol which permits package-oriented data transport in
the D2B control channel.
The 6-CD changer is housed in the left of the cargo area.
The radio antenna amplifier module (1) is integrated above the
left luggage compartment window (2). The CTEL/AMPS antenna is
positioned on the roof. The GPS antenna is located under the left
front headlamp cover. An additional emergency antenna for Tele Aid
is located on the left and right hand sides of the rear bumper.
Reception is improved by positioning the amplifier module directly
at the base of the antenna.