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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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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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Top 3 Recommended Racing Games Featuring Mercedes Cars

As a gamer and true fan of Mercedes cars, there are racing games featuring the brand that have really stood out in my taste. So, I just want to share the top three racing games highlighting Mercedes cars that I have played so far which I also recommend to those who love high-octane and adrenaline-pumping console, PC, tablet and Smartphone games. Gran Turismo 6 Gran Turismo 6 is also known as GT6. This PS3 game has 23 Mercedes cars including the exclusive Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision GT. The game offers significant improvements in terms of graphics, handling and driving contents compared to its predecessor (Gran Turismo 5 or GT5), which notably… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz R&D Working on Google Glass Project

We’re seeing more and more companies take to the wearable device called Google Glass because it does have quite a ton of potential. Mercedes-Benz, for one, looks to be one of the companies trying to capitalize on this piece of technology. The R&D arm of Daimler’s main automotive brand, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America (MBRDNA), is hard at work on a project that seeks to provide users with door-to-door directions. You’d think that having Maps and voice directions from a mobile device is enough, but the MBRDNA app seeks to keep the experience seamless even before and after the driver or passenger rides a car. Here’s how it works:… Continue Reading »

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Real Racing 3 Update Adds Mercedes-Benz Vehicles to Mobile Game

Real Racing 3 is one of the top mobile-platform racing games, and it just got better with the recently rolled-out Prestige Update featuring a range of new cars from Mercedes-Benz as well as Bentley. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 features heavily in promotional videos for the update, and the new cars should help entice those who haven’t downloaded the game yet. The two new automakers add to those already in the game, like Chevrolet, McLaren, BMW, Lamborghini, and Porsche. The game is available for Android and iOS devices, and it is under the freemium model.  The freemium model actually was a primary source of negative feedback on the game early… Continue Reading »

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