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Volvo and Mercedes demo Apple CarPlay: WiFi link incoming

Volvo and Mercedes demo Apple CarPlay: WiFi link incoming

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.

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Google “Projected Mode” Android tipped to take on Apple in cars

Google “Projected Mode” Android tipped to take on Apple in 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.

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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 AMG Vision Gran Turismo and Cigarette Racing Vision GT Concepts shown in Miami

Mercedes AMG Vision Gran Turismo and Cigarette Racing Vision GT Concepts shown in Miami

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.

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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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