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.

The iPhone Interface Plus system works with a free iOS app such that your iPhone can be completely integrated with the in-vehicle system. In this way, you can stash your iPhone in the glove compartment and be able to connect and control your smartphone, accessing your music, email, or social networks directly from the larger display and hardware controls on the vehicle's dashboard.

Additionally, Mercedez-Benz will be offering an iPad Integration Plus system for rear-seat passengers that work like seat-back docking stations that can be tilted and turned for the best suitable angle. This makes it easy to watch movies, play games, or browse the web for back-seat customers while allowing them to easily recharge their tablets while on the road.

[via 9to5Mac]