Back in 2009 Mercedes-Benz launched a new telematics feature called mbrace that at the time was said to offer everything from a vehicle locator for crowded car parks, somebody to direct you if you get lost or even the ability to order online--all whilst sitting in the driver’s seat.

Designed to work in conjunction with a smartphone, mbrace is offered on most Mercedes-Benz models either as an option or standard, and in this latest video we see it explained using an E-Class sedan at the recent 2011 New York Auto Show.

Our man Marty Padgett talks to a representative from Hughes Telematics, the software firm that helped develop the system, and hopefully after watching the video you get a better understanding of all that mbrace has to offer.

Go ahead and hit play now.