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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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Mercedes-Benz shows off “iPhone Interface Plus” concept for 2012

Mercedes-Benz shows off “iPhone Interface Plus” concept for 2012

During the IAA Motor Show in Frankfurt, Mercedes-Benz showed off a new "iPhone Interface Plus" concept, which it promises to launch by the summer of 2012. The concept builds on the company's Media Interface Plus system that aims to provide users with a continuous experience of being connected through their smartphones or tablets even while they're driving. All this done so with safety measures in place of course.

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Mercedes shows off new 2012 SLK55 AMG

Mercedes shows off new 2012 SLK55 AMG

Many of the car companies in the US have been selling 2012 models for half a year already despite the fact that we still have a quarter to go in 2011. Mercedes is offering at least one of its 2012 models in the proper calendar year with the sweet new Mercedes SLK55 AMG two-seater not showing up in the US until early 2012. The little AMG has impressive performance and looks good too.

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Blackbird Mercedes TRON Concept For Great Light Justice

Blackbird Mercedes TRON Concept For Great Light Justice

This is a design straight out of the concept books of both Peter Vardai and Tamas Fodor, both of whome have brought to life this magnificent machine for the world to get their TRON on in. It seems like this TRON fad has become a movement as the movie itself is leaving theaters yet concepts keep popping up. The goal of the designer of this project (Vardai) was to both reinforce the emotions people feel toward the Mercedes brand and bring their eyes up and out forward toward the future. Light strips on black sides will do that!

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Mercedes-Benz Biome Concept Car is Grown Inside a Nursery

Mercedes-Benz Biome Concept Car is Grown Inside a Nursery

Concept cars are meant to look fantastic. They're a shining image, or model, of what car company's have planned for the years to come. It's unfortunate that most of those concepts are never brought to life, especially when they look as unique, and as awesome as this Mercedes-Benz Biome concept car does. Just one look, and this is a vehicle that you'd want to drive. But, it's when you get into the details of the vehicle, that things great really interesting.

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