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Mercedes helped in the capture of the Boston Bombers through its mbrace2 security technology. Advice to criminals: don't steal a Mercedes. :p

Daimler is set to profit from theBoston Marathon bombing drama in a strange way. The car hijacked by Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a 2013 ML350 with an active telematics subscription. Mercedes-Benz USA confirmed to Automotive News [sub] that “it was contacted April 19 during the hunt for Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Mercedes was asked to help find the vehicle using the Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance function on the crossover’s mbrace telematics system.“

Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon could tweet: “Just found out that our mbrace2 technology in the stolen Mercedes helped locate the Boston terrorists! Thanks to our amazing law enforcement.”

The Mercedes is owned by a 26-year-old Chinese entrepreneur, who told the harrowing story of his abduction and escape to the Boston Globe.
 

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Young asian entrepreneur driving a brand new ML350? How many of those have I seen :D

That is pretty cool. Just goes to show people have to be very careful for technology (if you are a criminal) good thing those idiots got arrested. Hope they get the full onslaught of the law.
 

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Young asian entrepreneur driving a brand new ML350? How many of those have I seen :D

That is pretty cool. Just goes to show people have to be very careful for technology (if you are a criminal) good thing those idiots got arrested. Hope they get the full onslaught of the law.
Well one was killed, one was arrested. In fact, I think it was the Mercedes that drove over the older brother is what killed him.
 

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I just saw an article on Jalopnik talking about this.

A day after the bomber's arrest. The CEO of Mercedes actually made a tweet talking about their role in the arrest. I'm not sure if it was very appropriate on his part tbh.
 

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A day after the bomber's arrest. The CEO of Mercedes actually made a tweet talking about their role in the arrest. I'm not sure if it was very appropriate on his part tbh.
Maybe not. But Mercedes did play its part. He likely got caught up in the heat of the excitement just like everyone else following the news.

I'm just glad that they were captured/killed to stop them from being a threat to the public again. NY was their next target. I have family there.
 
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