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Microsoft Joins the Car OS Wars

During the early week of this month at the Build conference, Microsoft unveiled its own car operating system concept. The car OS being developed by the multinational corporation founded by Bill Gates aims to compete with Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Projected Mode project. On its preview, the audiences can’t help but compare it against Apple’s CarPlay because Microsoft’s car OS had striking similarities with it. Like its rival’s product, the car OS of Microsoft enables placing calls, sending messages, listening to music and viewing the vehicle’s diagnostics. Steve Teixeira of Microsoft’s development division noted though that safety is the primary concern of their OS. For instance, when the car is mobile,… 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 Showcases Products at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show

The 2015 Mercedes S-Class Coupe is the most awaited addition to the Mercedes-Benz brand this year. So, when it came out in the early moments of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, it instantly became a hit and all eyes were glued into it. In addition to the Mercedes 2015 S-Class Coupe, other products and services were highlighted during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Among them are: 2015 Mercedes C-Class The 2015 Mercedes C-Class already made it in the US. It was launched during the 2014 Detroit Motor Show. But the event in Geneva marks the entry of the new C-Class to the European market. Mercedes Me The Mercedes Me is… Continue Reading »

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Apple Looking To Equip New Mercedes-Benz Cars With The iOS 7

Rumors have been buzzing around recently that Apple is in talks with major car companies about its iOS 7 integration to their new units. Among the companies mentioned by 9To5Mac and iLounge are Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW, Toyota, Chrysler, Honda and Land Rover. Benefits Among the major benefits that drivers can get from the iOS 7 integration are enhancements in Siri and improved Apple Maps. The source said that there are more but only these two were particularly mentioned. Then, operating the Apple apps will no longer require plugging your iPhone or other Apple devices to your dashboard because its system is already embedded with the iOS. With the introduction of… Continue Reading »

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Brabus Introduces Apple Overload With iBusiness 2.0

Mention the word Brabus and the cognoscenti immediately equate this tuner with over the top modifications to Mercede-Benz cars and even Unimogs. This time, Brabus set its sights into turning an S-Class Mercedes into the ultimate connected car for the busy executive and power broker. The Brabus 800 iBusiness 2.0 is powered by a twin-turbocharged V12 with 800 horsepower and 1,047 pound-feet of torque, pulling the car to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. An electronically-limited top speed of 219 mph can take driver and passengers to a meeting in a hurry. But if things need to be acted on, the iBusiness allows its passengers to conduct its business on the… Continue Reading »

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The first iPad app from smart – a kaleidoscope of ideas that move people

The first iPad app from smart can now be downloaded from the iTunes store. smart is presenting an interactive history of great visions and visionaries entitled “Ideas in motion”. And the name also says it all about the app itself: it is always in motion. iPad owners can add their own contributions and continue writing the story together with smart. In this way the eBook will keep growing and new updates will be added for users to read on their iPads. The world is driven forward by pioneers who think outside the box; opinion makers who don’t just talk but act, and idealists who defend their ideals against all resistance…. Continue Reading »

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