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Apple “iOS in the Car” Ferrari, Mercedes and Volvo deal tipped imminent

Apple “iOS in the Car” Ferrari, Mercedes and Volvo deal tipped imminent

Apple will announce the first iOS in the Car vehicles with Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Audi next week, insiders claim, as the company makes a push to spread the iPhone and iPad software to car dashboards. The deal, which is expected to be officially announced at the Geneva Motor Show, will mark the first time the iOS 7 feature linking an iPhone or other device with a car's own infotainment system will be fully demonstrated.

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Mercedes-Benz S600 V12 offers near-autonomous driving

Mercedes-Benz S600 V12 offers near-autonomous driving

Plutocrats, celebrities, and dictators, ready your wallets: the Mercedes-Benz S600 V12 is here. Taking its rightful spot at the top of the S-Class range - S65 AMG excepting - the new S600 V12 biturbo comes with a 530HP engine boasting 830Nm of torque, while fuel consumption drops more than a fifth compared to the outgoing model. As you'd expect there's no shortage of luxury, either, with the car only available in long-wheelbase form, and a gush of tech both visible and under the skin.

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Mercedes-Benz Concept S-Class Coupe with V8 Biturbo to be intro’d at IAA

Mercedes-Benz Concept S-Class Coupe with V8 Biturbo to be intro’d at IAA

Mercedes-Benz plans to show off its Concept S-Class Coupe at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. With the Concept S-Class Coupe, Daimler says "sensual clarity" was used as a focal point for the designers behind it, with the styling said to be a mixture of both emotive and traditional elements. Added into the mix is a V8 Biturbo engine and an infotainment system with MoodGrid software.

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Nokia and Mercedes self-driving car project taps HERE research

Nokia and Mercedes self-driving car project taps HERE research

Nokia and Mercedes Benz will work together on self-driving cars, the companies have confirmed, with Nokia's HERE developing metadata-rich navigation and mapping data with extra information for robot drivers. The partnership, which comes alongside deals between Nokia HERE and both Continental Corporation and Magneti Marelli, takes map data and bakes in aspects like how many lanes there are, what direction they go in, what traffic signs are along the route, and the precise location of traffic lights, so that autonomous cars will better understand the roads they are using.

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Mercedes-Benz GLA Class crossover SUV takes on BMW X1 in 2014

Mercedes-Benz GLA Class crossover SUV takes on BMW X1 in 2014

Mercedes-Benz has taken the covers off of its latest model, the GLA Class compact SUV, aiming to take on BMW's X1 crossover both on the road and in the rough stuff. The first in the German car company's range to be available with Mercedes' new permanent all-wheel 4MATIC drive system, offering fully-variable torque distribution, the GLA will be offered in up to 2.5-liter gas or 2.2-liter diesel engines, while inside there'll be Siri integration for iPhone owners.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG: Take one luxobarge and add crazy

2014 Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG: Take one luxobarge and add crazy

Mercedes-Benz's 2014 S-Class wouldn't be complete without a ridiculously powerful AMG version, and the tech-saturated new luxobarge has delivered on that with the S 63 AMG. Caressing up to 585 HP out of the AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine, the new übersedan can get to 62mph in just 4.0s and barrel on to an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph, while transporting passengers in a leather-clad interior that has more LCD displays than your local Best Buy.

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Mercedes Car-to-X due this year to make cars talk between themselves

Mercedes Car-to-X due this year to make cars talk between themselves

Mercedes aims to have its cars talking with each other and warning drivers of potential hazards ahead by the end of the year, with the company the first to deliver Car-to-X wireless to its range. Described as giving drivers the ability to "see around corners", Car-to-X allows vehicles to send out localized warnings and notifications about crashes, broken-down vehicles, police cars, animals in the road, and other potential perils, flashing up an alert on any other suitably-equipped car nearby.

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