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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system - which relies on a smartphone connection and continuously evolving cloud services to buck the trend in quickly-outdated ICE kit - as well as potential future developments including a full-windshield head-up-display that would shift augmented reality beyond the realm of simply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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Mercedes Benz unveil 2010 SLS AMG gullwing

Mercedes Benz unveil 2010 SLS AMG gullwing

When you're Mercedes Benz you have a pretty great history of iconic cars from which to pillage, and that's just what the German marque have done with their new 2010 SLS AMG.  Based on the original 300 SL Gullwing, the 2010 model keeps the top-hinged doors but fixes them to a carbon fiber body with an AMG-tuned V8 5.3 liter, 564 horsepower engine under the hood.

Full gallery of the 2010 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG after the cut

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Mercedes myCOMAND in-car PC concept demo

Mercedes myCOMAND in-car PC concept demo

Mercedes Benz have announced their latest myCOMAND "Internet-Based Infortainment System" at the LA Motor Show, and while the name might be a bit tacky the system itself is anything but.  Controlled by a multifunction dial and joystick, the system makes the most of a large, high-resolution LCD display to offer VoIP, a web browser, GPS with satellite imagery and a hard-drive based media server.

 

Video demonstration of myCOMAND after the cut

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