Mercedes-Benz reveals its future of multimedia

Mercedes-Benz has always been known for being at the forefront of technology. As far back as 1993, it’s S-Class featured a Communication and Navigation System (CNS), with goodies such as voice control appearing a little later, followed by the first 16:9 colour screen – almost ten years ago.

At the recent TecTalk, Mercedes-Benz gave an indication of the type of kit that will feature in its cars. For a start, new apps for the Facebook, for Google Streetview and Google Panoramio will be available for its COMAND Online multimedia system from this Autumn, with more in the pipeline.

Future systems will see the introduction of three-dimensional display screens, and voice control operating most functions – including voice browsing, allowing the driver to dictate text messages and emails, and even asking specific questions, such as “What’s the weather like in London?”

Even today, it’s possible to download a planned route via Google Maps, and transmit that to your car, but in future, a car owner will be able to choose which content or apps they want to be running on-board, from anywhere in the world, thanks to an app on their smartphone.

[Source: Mercedes-Benz]

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