Mercedes-Benz is readying "the next level" of hydrogen fuel cell cars, aiming to get a production model on the road by 2017 in the form of what's believed to be a new SUV. Although the complexities of sustaining a hydrogen-fuel car is way more than an electric one, hopefully the pact signed by parent company Daimler, Ford and Nissan will make it more affordable.
Mercedes has walked through its Apple CarPlay integration, as well as committing to support Android integration whenever Google deems fit to release it, while working on its own system for Android users in the meantime. The new video, showing how your iPhone hooks up to your shiny new Mercedes-Benz and pushes the driver-friendly CarPlay interface to the dashboard display, comes alongside a renewed commitment by the German marque to support multiple standards, including Google's work-in-progress and MirrorLink.
Volvo has demonstrated Apple's CarPlay in action, as well as confirming that a wired connection won't be the only way to hook up an iPhone to your dashboard. Although CarPlay will initially require a physical link via Lightning cable between iPhone and infotainment system, Volvo says that "in the near future" there'll be a WiFi option for wireless use. Meanwhile, Mercedes-Benz has revealed a batch of its own screenshots showing CarPlay running on its cars.
Google may not be letting Apple get all the in-car action, with a job listing tipping new Android dashboard tech in development at one of the brands already signed up for iOS in the Car. Google Projected Mode will be, according to a Mercedes-Benz engineer advert by parent company Daimler, a way to pipe Android functionality from a nearby phone or tablet to the car's own infotainment system of displays, buttons, speakers, and touchscreens, much in the manner of Apple's system.
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.
One of the coolest cars that Mercedes has produced in a long time was a digital concept car made specifically for the racing game Gran Turismo called the Vision Gran Turismo. That virtual supercar spawned a real world concept car that looks every bit as sexy as the virtual car. Mercedes in the past created a show car that went along with a Cigarette racing boat inspired by the C63 AMG SUV.
Mercedes-Benz has pulled the wraps off its new S-Class Coupe. Mercedes says that the new S-Class Coupe is as exclusive as it gets and the car is packed with luxury touches without ignoring performance. The car is set to hit dealerships in the second half of 2014 and will make its official debut at the Geneva International Motor Show in March.
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.
Mercedes-Benz has officially announced the all-new 2015 C-Class. The new C-Class is a premium mid-range car that has been redesigned for the 2015 year model to offer a car that is more aerodynamic, lighter weight, and more fuel efficient. The car will be coming to the US market with two variants.