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The Tech Within the 2015 Mercedes S-Class Coupe

We already know that the compact and curvaceous 2015 Mercedes S-Class Coupe boasts a first-class design and style. Then, its 4.7-liter V8 engine can pump up to 449 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque through its seven-speed 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. Aside from its engine performance and style, the 2015 Mercedes S-Class Coupe also features a series of technologies that will surely impress tech-savvy customers and fans. Here is a quick look at the noteworthy high-tech elements offered by the 2015 Mercedes S-Class Coupe which the three-pointed star brand showcased during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show: 1. Dual LCD Monitor Gone were the gauges that were usually found in standard… Continue Reading »

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Software Wars Have Reached Cars

The connectivity of vehicles with mobile devices and the Internet are crucial to their survival in the market. This statement came from Daimler boss Dr. Dieter Zetsche during his interview with Reuters after Mercedes revealed that Apple’s new iOS for car system called the “CarPlay” will be integrated with its upcoming vehicles. Daimler also confirmed that they will be offering compatibility to devices running the Android platform-based on the source. This is definitely an indication that the speculations about its Projected Mode project with Google are real. Going back to the report, Dr.Zetsche set as an example the iPod to illustrate his point. He explained that the device was not… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes 2015 S-Class Coupe Unveiled in Geneva

The Mercedes 2015 S-Class Coupe has finally been revealed. During the press conference of the German automaker in the early moments of the 2014 Geneva Auto Show, we finally got to witness the production version of the car. Check out the photos of the car from John LeBlanc of Driving website: Exterior The new flagship car of Mercedes stood in the exhibit hall in all its glory. The car’s armor was truly the combination of sexy and sporty. Its macho slopes from front to back complete with very dazzling Swarovski crystals in the headlights and intrinsic body lines easily made it the star of the show. New Technology The car… Continue Reading »

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Apple to Launch iOS in the Car with Mercedes in Geneva

The competition between the two rivals in the smartphone and tablet industry have taken their new game to a higher level. Now, Apple and Android are also invading the systems of cars. In our recent report, we revealed that Daimler accidentally leaked the Projected Mode for Mercedes-Benz, which is Google’s in-car solution to integrate its Android systems within the luxury vehicle. The technology will apparently mirror an Android smartphone or tablet’s display into the larger screen of the automobile’s central control unit. iOS in the Car Coming Up Last year, Apple already revealed its plans to develop iOS in the car which lists Mercedes as a recipient of the new… Continue Reading »

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Daimler accidentally leaks Google Projected Mode

When Internet companies’ upcoming products get leaked, it’s usually through tech blogs, insiders, or marketing ploys intended to drum up interest. This time, though, a job advertisement from a partner is the culprit, as Daimler, the parent company of German automaker Mercedes-Benz, unwittingly leaked Google’s “Projected Mode” via a job posting on its web site, which to our knowledge has since been amended. There really isn’t much that can be learned about this new Google software or technology, especially coming from a vague passage within a job ad. Still, it’s probably going to have to do with telematics. The timing is quite interesting, as Apple is set to unveil its… Continue Reading »

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QNX Presents the Technology Used in the Mercedes CLA AMG Concept Car

QNX Software Systems has been working hand-in-hand with Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America for more than a decade. In its years of partnership with the brand, it has been responsible in equipping Mercedes cars with state of the art technological enhancements. The new infotainment system of the Mercedes S-Class Coupe and the Mercedes CLA AMG is a good example of how QNX’s partnership with the famous German automaker has been working out so far. In the early days of the Mobile World Congress, QNX brought its Mercedes CLA AMG concept car to boast once again the technological features that its software offers to customers. During the demo, QNX provided… Continue Reading »

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Can a Mercedes Car be Hacked

“Can a Mercedes car be hacked?” With the advent of new technologies and the growing reliance of cars to computers, this question has been bugging a lot of people. In this article, we will discuss the likelihood of a Mercedes car to be hacked or operated by a hacker remotely to separate myth from fact. Hacking a Mercedes Car is Possible It should be noted that no victims of car hacking have surfaced but according to an old article from Car and Driver, researchers at the Center for Automotive Embedded Systems Security (CAESS—a joint-venture between the University of California San Diego and the University of Washington) claimed that it is… Continue Reading »

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