Mercedes Benz

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class a total luxury beast

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class a total luxury beast

The folks at Mercedes-Benz have not been shy this week at the New York Auto Show with how "first class" the new GL-Class they've revealed truly is. It's a maxi-sized luxury sport utility vehicle and in its current iteration, it's the nation's best selling vehicle in its class. Here in 2012, beginning on September 1st, consumers will be able to upgrade to this new edition with style and class.

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Brabus Bullit Stealth Coupe packs a punch

Brabus Bullit Stealth Coupe packs a punch

Obviously, there's a difference in what a stealth car or sleeper means between Europeans and Americans. Americans see a sleeper as a car that's stock on the outside, with a lot of go under the hood to surprise people. Over in Europe they called the new Brabus Bullit Stealth Coupe 800 a sleeper, it looks awake to me.

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Mercedes creates invisible F-Cell car

Mercedes creates invisible F-Cell car

Invisibility cloaks might be great for sneaking around as a teen wizard, but making your car invisible probably isn't such a great idea; still, Mercedes Benz's promo for the F-Cell zer0 emissions technology is impressive all the same. One side of the car was covered with sheets of multicolored LEDs, showing a feed from a Canon 5D MkII camera on the other side, before Mercedes took to the streets of Germany to confuse pedestrians.

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Siri is your new Mercedes-Benz copilot

Siri is your new Mercedes-Benz copilot

Apple's Siri digital personal assistant is set to show up on the dash of select Mercedes-Benz models, with the news that the A-Class COMAND system is getting an upgrade for improved iPhone 4S interconnectivity. Dubbed "Drive Kit Plus for iPhone" the system allows users to navigate through their iTunes library via the A-Class' Controller in the armrest, together with trigger Siri spoken voice commands to locate services, contact people in your address book, fire off text messages and more.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 27, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 27, 2012

As we wrap up the last full work week of January, we saw a big chunk of mobile news today. For example, watch your back if you have an Android device because the Android Market is having its largest malware infection ever. If the iPhone is more your style, but you're stuck on T-Mobile, you might be pleased to know that the magenta-colored carrier plans to start boosting unlocked iPhone support at the end of the month.

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Mercedes-Benz mbrace2 in-vehicle technology and apps hands-on

Mercedes-Benz mbrace2 in-vehicle technology and apps hands-on

The folks at Mercedes-Benz have given us a demonstration and hands-on look at their second-generation in-car technology environment mbrace2, here with a set of built-in apps as well as a mobile application working on an iPhone connected directly with the vehicle. In the group's brand new SL-Class we get to check out how a fabulous looking set of menus will bring us everything we could possibly need or want to the drivers seat of our car. No need for a dongle anymore also, as mbrace2 brings with it a brand new mobile application that is able to control your car from your iPhone.

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Mercedes-Benz DICE interior concept hands-on

Mercedes-Benz DICE interior concept hands-on

Attendees exploring CES 2012 earlier this month traveling through the automotive section of the convention would have had a difficult time not at least glimpsing the Mercedez-Benz DICE Interior Concept. In a giant mirrored box sat a completely cushiony set of seats with car dashboard and driving wheel as well as a front windshield, both the windshield and the dashboard proving themselves instantly to be more than meets the eye. This was the DICE, or Dynamic and Intuitive Control Experience, and it was with gestures that one controlled this futuristic dream technology.

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Mercedes plots connected cars: Facebook AR, car-sharing & apps

Mercedes plots connected cars: Facebook AR, car-sharing & apps

Mercedes-Benz is talking connected cars at CES today, outlining a vision where future vehicles not only communicate with you, your phone and your social networks, but with each other and the cloud to promote car-sharing schemes and eco-friendly use. The company outlined its @yourCOMAND in-car communication, entertainment and navigation system - which relies on a smartphone connection and continuously evolving cloud services to buck the trend in quickly-outdated ICE kit - as well as potential future developments including a full-windshield head-up-display that would shift augmented reality beyond the realm of simply stacking visual data.

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