Installation Guide

1 Identifying device
1.1 Mercedes Comand Online NTG 4.5 / 4.7
1.2 Mercedes Comand Online NTG 5.1 / 5.2 / 5.5
1.3 Mercedes MBUX NTG 6.0
1.4 Mercedes MBUX NTG 7.0
2 Free sample file
3 Download speed cameras
4 Installation of speed cameras
4.1 Instructions for Comand Online NTG 4.5 / 4.7
4.2 Instructions for Comand Online NTG 5.1 / 5.2 / 5.5
4.3 Instructions for MBUX NTG 6.0
4.4 Instructions for MBUX NTG 7.0
5 Additional notes
6 Updating speed cameras
7 Frequently asked questions

 

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1 Identifying device

    Mercedes installs various devices in their vehicles.

    Mercedes Becker Map Pilot (navigation on hard drive)
    Mercedes Comand Online (navigation on hard drive)
    Mercedes Garmin Map Pilot (navigation on SD card)
    Mercedes MBUX (navigation on hard drive)

    That database download only works with Mercedes Comand Online and Mercedes MBUX!
    Pay special attention between NTG5.1 (Comand Online) and NTG5Star1 (Garmin Map Pilot).

 

1.1 Mercedes Comand Online NTG 4.5 / 4.7

    Identify NTG 4.5 and NTG 4.7 devices by the hidden engineering mode (mostly in vehicles from 2011-2014).
    Press and hold down RED PHONE KEY and # and 1 to open the hidden engineering mode.
    Go to Engineering Mode > 3. HU information > 3.1 Navi core information.

    The identification "FL Ver .: BLD-NR-172" stands for NTG 4.5 device.
    Speed cameras are displayed only visual (no acoustic warning) with version FL Ver .: BLD-NR-172 3.12.
    Speed cameras are alerted visual and acoustic with version FL Ver.: BLD-NR-172 10.07 and higher.

    The identification "FL Ver.: BLD-NTG47" stands for NTG 4.7 device.
    Acoustic and visual alerts available in all devices.

 

1.2 Mercedes Comand Online NTG 5.1 / 5.2 / 5.5

    NTG 5 was first introduced in the S-Class in 2013 and later used in various models until 2019.
    There are three generations: NTG 5.1, NTG 5.2, and NTG 5.5.

    Visually, it's difficult to determine which version of NTG 5 is installed in the vehicle. The easiest distinction is that NTG 5.1 has a keyboard, while NTG 5.2 and NTG 5.5 do not have a keyboard. Unlike the previous series, NTG 5 unfortunately does not have a hidden developer menu. However, you can obtain additional information about your vehicle based on the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) from your vehicle's documents and a free VIN Decoder (e.g. lastvin.com, mb.vin or mbdecoder.com).

    It is important to note that the "Personal POIs" function is no longer available in some NTG 5 devices. Before purchasing our speed camera database, you should verify this with our free sample file to ensure that your NTG 5 device can install speed camera data.

    Speed camera installation is not available in A-Class W177 / V177 from May 2018.

    Speed camera installation is not available in C-Class W205 / S205 / C205 / A205 from July 2018.

    Speed camera installation is not available in E-Class W213 / S213 / C238 / A238 and G-Class W463 from May 2018.

 

1.3 Mercedes MBUX NTG 6.0

    Open the menu Settings > System > System information.
    Mercedes MBUX devices require latest software versions apilevel/ntg6/080 or apilevel/ntg6/081.

    The previous software version apilevel/ntg6_fup2/063 was buggy.

 

1.4 Mercedes MBUX NTG 7.0

    Open the menu Settings > Info > System Information. The installation of the speed camera data has been successfully tested with the following software versions:
    RL_NTG7_E250.403_21394AC3
    RL_NTG7_E316.505_22092AC3
    RL_NTG7_E330.602_23063AC3

    Note: By long-pressing the Home button (Fig. 1), you can switch between the "Classic" and "Zero Layer" modes. The images in our guide were captured in the "Classic" mode.

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2 Free sample file

    The free sample file for UK allows you to test if POIs can be installed on your navigation device.
    Install our sample file according to this installation guide.
    The sample file does not cover all cameras. However, it serves as a demonstration of the installation procedure.

    Download sample file

    If you find after the installation of the sample file a SCDB category in the Personal POIs menu, you are able to install the full database.
    Registration Note: The NTG model you choose doesn't affect the process. The same download file is applicable to all Comand Online and MBUX devices.

    Try before purchase. Refund excluded after download started of full database.

 

3 Download speed cameras

  1. Go to our product page for Mercedes Comand Online & MBUX.
    We offer only data of fixed speed cameras.
    Press button Download.

  2. Make your decision on the download page.
    Use preselection on the left or country list on the right.
    Press CTRL key for multiple choice.

    Attention: Mercedes Comand Online and MBUX devices have a limit.
    Theoretically, you can download all available countries. However, Mercedes devices can store only about 30,000 POI data. The selection "Europe" is already too large (more than 64,000 POIs). Therefore, select only the countries you really travel to. Use the statistics page for the estimation about which countries you want to choose in order to not exceed the limit.

  3. There are three options in step 2.

    Split into all categories
    This option downloads the database into multiple files. Each file contains a specific camera type. Choose this option if, for example, you want to exclude individual camera types.

    Split into speed cameras and redlights
    This option downloads the database into two files: speed cameras and redlights. Choose this option if, for example, you want to exclude a camera types.

    RECOMMENDATION:
    All safety cameras in one category

    This option downloads the database as only one file.

    Note: The 3rd option is recommended for your Mercedes units.
    The category splitting makes no difference at the display. Because Mercedes units can not import custom POI icons. The number of speed cameras are always the same for each option, no matter how many files the download contains.

  4. Press button Download Now.
    Save the file mercedes-comand-online.zip on your hard disc.

    Note: In most cases, the file is saved directly to the download folder of the computer.
    Depending on your browser settings, sometimes you can choose the save location by yourself.

  5. Unpack the zip file.
    Unpacking on a Windows computer: mouse right-click on the zip file > Extract all...
    Unpacking on a Mac Computer: double-click on the zip file.

 

4 Installation of speed cameras

    Choose appropriate instructions for your device.
    Instructions for Comand Online NTG 4.5 / 4.7
    Instructions for Comand Online NTG 5.1 / 5.2 / 5.5
    Instructions for MBUX NTG 6.0

    Instructions for MBUX NTG 7.0

 

4.1 Instructions for Comand Online NTG 4.5 / 4.7

  1. Connect an SD card to the computer.
    Reformat the SD card as FAT32 (not: FAT/FAT16 or exFAT).
    Do not use quick format.

    Important note:
    Take care of various SD card capacity standards (SD, SDHC, SDXC, SDUC) and Speed classes (original Speed Class, UHS Speed Class, Video Speed Class).
    The newer the SD card, the more likely it is to not work with older devices. Newer SD cards often have higher storage capacity and may use a different file format or technology that is not supported by older devices. In such cases, the SD card may not be compatible with older devices and may not function properly. It is important to check the compatibility between the SD card and the device before purchasing a new card, especially if you are using an older device. For more information, you can visit the following link: Wikipedia article on SD cards.

    We recommend using small SD cards (1-4 GB) as they are sufficient for speedcam data installation.

  2. Connect the formatted SD card to the Comand Online device.

  3. Go to menu Navi > PersonalPOI > Manage PersonalPOI categories > New.
    Create a new PersonalPOI category. Choose a name for the category (e.g. SCDB or Speedcam).
    Add a new POI by yourself. Save the new POI in the category SCDB or Speedcam.
    That step creates folder PersonalPOI on the SD card.

  4. Remove the SD card from the device.

  5. Connect the SD card to the computer.

  6. Copy and paste unzipped GPX file(s) into the folder PersonalPOI on the SD card.

    Ensuring that the folder is named correctly with the spelling "PersonalPOI"!

  7. Remove the SD card from the computer.

  8. Insert the SD card to the device.

  9. Turn on the ignition.
    Wait a few minutes. The data from SD card will be loaded in the background.
    This process may take up to 10 minutes; depending on how many POIs are installed. Stay patient.

  10. Go to Navi > Options > Personal POIs > Display on the map. Enable imported SCDB categories.
    Go to Navi > Options > Personal POIs > Alert when approaching. Enable the following options: Audible + Visual + imported SCDB categories.

  11. Restart the device.

  12. The SD card has to remain inserted while driving.
    It's impossible to transfer the POIs into the internal storage.
    Unfortunately, you cannot change the icon. Device software uses default icon. Importing of own icons is impossible in Mercedes Comand Online devices.

 

4.2 Instructions for Comand Online NTG 5.1 / 5.2 / 5.5

  1. Connect an SD card to the computer.
    Reformat the SD card as FAT32 (not: FAT/FAT16 or exFAT).
    Do not use quick format.

    Important notes:
    There are various types of SD cards available. One distinguishes between SD cards and SDHC/SDXC cards. SD cards usually have a size of max. 2GB. SDHC/SDXC cards are available from 4GB upwards. Some devices can only read SD cards. Try various large and small SD cards in case of any doubt or issues. The theme of SD cards is quite complex, as there are different SD standards and speed classes. Not all devices are compatible with all card variants. Read more about SD cards on Wikipedia: SD card.

  2. Open Windows Explorer (or Mac: Finder).
    Create new folder PersonalPOI on the SD card. (Right-click on a blank space > New > Folder).
    Pay attention to upper and lower case. Do not use spaces.

    Ensuring that the folder is named correctly with the spelling "PersonalPOI"!

  3. Copy and paste unzipped GPX file(s) into the folder PersonalPOI on the SD card.

  4. Remove the SD card from the computer.

  5. Insert the SD card to Comand Online device.

  6. Turn on the ignition.

  7. The Navi automatically imports the POIs, including audio and visual alerts.
    The import process could take a while. Be patient.

  8. Go to Settings > Personal POIs > Show on map and ... > Alert when approaching.
    Enable imported SCDB categories and audible and visual alerts.

  9. During your drive the speedcam icon will appear on the map.
    Unfortunately, you cannot change the icon. Importing of own icons is impossible in Mercedes Comand Online devices.

  10. Reboot the device.

  11. The SD card has to remain inserted while driving.
    It's impossible to transfer the POIs into the internal storage.
    Unfortunately, you cannot change the icon. Device software uses default icon. Importing of own icons is impossible in Mercedes Comand Online devices.

 

4.3 Instructions for MBUX NTG 6.0

    Important: Mercedes MBUX devices require latest software versions apilevel/ntg6/080 or apilevel/ntg6/081.

  1. Connect a USB flash drive to the computer.

  2. Reformat the USB-stick as FAT32 (not: FAT/FAT16 or exFAT).
    Do not use quick format.

  3. Open Windows Explorer (or Mac: Finder).
    Create new folder PersonalPOI on the USB flash drive. (Right-click on a blank space > New > Folder).
    Pay attention to upper and lower case. Do not use spaces.

    Ensuring that the folder is named correctly with the spelling "PersonalPOI"!

  4. Copy and paste unzipped GPX file(s) into the directory PersonalPOI on the USB flash drive.

  5. Remove the USB flash drive from the computer.

  6. Insert the USB flash drive to MBUX device.

  7. Turn on the ignition.
    Wait a few minutes. The data from USB will be loaded in the background.
    This process may take up to 10 minutes; depending on how many POIs are installed. Stay patient.

  8. Go to Setup > Advanced > POI symbols.
    Enable the feature (POI symbols).

    Note: The menu is grayed out while the data is being loaded from USB.

  9. Proceed to ... > POI symbols > Personal POIs.
    The screen shows all custom POI categories on the USB flash drive.
    Enable all SCDB categories.
    In our example we installed only one POI category (SCDB_Camera). You certainly have more.

    Note: If the 'Personal POIs' menu remains grayed out then connect the USB stick to another USB port, preferably directly to the navigation unit.

  10. Open each POI category.
    Each category must be individually set to enable Visual and Audible.

  11. During your drive the speedcam icon will appear on the map.
    Unfortunately, you cannot change the icon. Importing of own icons is impossible in Mercedes MBUX devices. Device software uses only a default icon.

  12. The USB flash drive has to remain inserted while driving.
    It's impossible to transfer the POIs into the internal storage.

 

4.4 Instructions for MBUX NTG 7.0

  1. Connect a USB flash drive to the computer.

  2. Reformat the USB-stick as FAT32 (not: FAT/FAT16 or exFAT).
    Do not use quick format.

  3. Open Windows Explorer (or Mac: Finder).
    Create new folder PersonalPOI on the USB flash drive. (Right-click on a blank space > New > Folder).
    Pay attention to upper and lower case. Do not use spaces.

    Ensuring that the folder is named correctly with the spelling "PersonalPOI"!

  4. Copy and paste unzipped GPX file(s) into the directory PersonalPOI on the USB flash drive.

  5. Remove the USB flash drive from the computer.

  6. Insert the USB flash drive to MBUX device.

  7. Turn on the ignition.
    Wait a few minutes. The data from USB will be loaded in the background.
    This process may take up to 10 minutes; depending on how many POIs are installed. Stay patient.

  8. Tap on the "Vehicle" button.

    Then tap on the "Settings" icon.

    Switch to sub-menu "Messages & tones" and tap "Personal POIs".
    Note: If the "Personal POIs" menu remains grayed out, connect the USB stick to another USB port, preferably directly to the navigation unit.

    Now, the available POI categories on the USB drive are displayed.
    Enable the category "SCDB_Camera".

    Note: If you did not follow our recommendation to download all data in one file, you may need to repeat the settings for the remaining SCDB categories as well.

  9. Then, switch to sub-menu "View" and tap "POI symbols on map".

    Select the category "SCDB_Camera".

    Select Display on map" and enable the options Acoustic notification and Visual warning.

    Note: If you did not follow our recommendation to download all data in one file, you may need to repeat the settings for the remaining SCDB categories as well.

  10. Now you can move the map on the navigation display to a known camera position. The camera positions are shown on the map at all times.
    While driving, the navigation system sounds an audible alert (a 'ding' tone warning sound) when approaching a camera.

  11. The USB flash drive has to remain inserted while driving.
    It's not possible to transfer the data into the internal storage.

 

5 Additional notes

    The speed cameras are displayed in the map as "X" or with a camera icon (depends on software version).
    The zoom level may be max. 1 to 3 km (depends on device).
    Importing of own icons is impossible for all devices. Device software uses always default icon.
    Audible warning can not be adjusted depending on the distance.
    Speed cameras are alerted according to the method of radius search. Therefore, you can get alerts also for opposite carrieways.

 

6 Updating speed cameras

    Repeat all steps of the guide above to update speed cameras in your device.
    Monthly updates will be recommended.

 

7 Frequently asked questions

    We also recommend to note the Frequently Asked Questions.
    In most cases, the solution to a problem can already be found here.

Good Reasons for SCDB.info - Speed Camera DataBase