Mercedes-Benz is bringing a subscription service to North America

first_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Mercedes-Benz will this year launch a pilot program in the U.S. that would allow consumers to drive up to 12 new vehicles a year for a monthly “subscription” rate.The program is being tested out beginning this month in Germany, but global head of sales Britta Seeger confirmed the company is “in the final conclusion” stage of bringing it to North America, reports Automotive News.The “Mercedes me Flexperience” lets subscription customers select and use a vehicle for a monthly fee; the company has not disclosed that rate, but notes it does include insurance, maintenance, and repairs and tires, as well as up to 36,000 kilometers of driving per year. Trending Videos advertisement Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The 2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 4MATIC Mercedes-AMG C43 4MATIC Sedan, Night package und AMG Carbon-package II, Exterior: Exterior paint: obsidian black metallic;Fuel consumption combined: 9.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 209 g/km* (provisional data) Trending in Canada See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car evercenter_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” The rate is also dependent on the segment of vehicle being subscribed to: A-, C-, E- or S-Class. At their discretion, a customer can switch out their Mercedes for another using an affiliated online app, though they cannot subscribe to more than 12 vehicles per year. Upgrading from one segment to a more expensive one is possible on “short notice” for a fee.Seeger notes that U.S. dealerships were the ones who pushed Benz to offer a subscription service, and that some were even beginning to develop and offer their own.Several Mercedes-Benz rivals are also testing similar subscription services Stateside. Audi last year launched a Audi on Demand test program in San Francisco; while in early 2017 Cadillac began testing its BOOK service in New York. Porsche‘s Atlanta-area Passport service started testing in October 2017, at a rate of $2,000 per month.Volvo‘s Care by Volvo program for the 2019 XC40 is already live in Europe and is coming to Canada this year. Mercedes-Benz did not disclose whether or not its program could come to Canada after the U.S. pilot test. ‹ Previous Next › RELATED TAGSMercedes-BenzNewslast_img read more

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Governor signs bill delaying penalties from new Indiana exam

first_img Governor signs bill delaying penalties from new Indiana exam Facebook Google+ By Associated Press – February 13, 2020 0 175 WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Google+ IndianaLocalNews Twitter (Photo supplied/Indiana Department of Education) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana schools and teachers won’t face any penalties from lower student scores on the state’s new ILEARN standardized exam under a proposal that’s been signed into law.The bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Eric Holcomb grants a two-year delay on schools receiving a lower A-F state rating based on scores from the 2019 or 2020 ILEARN exams.The delay comes after fewer than half of Indiana students met expected achievement levels when the exam was first given in the spring of 2019.Holcomb says the delay will ensure that students, teachers and schools have the time they need to successfully adjust to the new exam. Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleButtigieg lands black South Carolina lawmaker’s endorsementNext articleMetro Homicide investigating two deadly shootings in South Bend Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications.last_img read more

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Dover NASCAR Cup Series pit stall assignments for Saturday’s race

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Some of the Turpin children are playing the guitar to heal

first_imgPolice say they lived in squalor for years, malnourished and deprived of contact with the outside world. Their parents are accused of torturing them.Now on the road to recovery, David and Louise Turpin’s seven adult children are turning to music to help them heal.They’ve been learning to play the guitar and singing Tom Petty’s “Learning to Fly” and John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” as a form of musical therapy, said Mark Uffer, the CEO of Corona Regional Medical Center, where the five women and two men have been recovering since they were taken from their parents’ home in January. The six minor children were taken to a separate hospital.Uffer said that all of the adult children “continue to be stable” and are making progress in their recovery. He declined to go into detail, citing privacy rules.—Scientific research supports theories that music is healing. “The studies show that music can create profound neurochemical and biological changes, tangible, demonstrable ones,” said psychologist Daniel Levitin, a professor emeritus at McGill University in Montreal, who specializes in neuroscience and music.“Those changes can in turn affect things like mood, even the healing of physical wounds and psychological wounds as well,” he said. Read the whole story: CNN More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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