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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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Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6 Now in the American Soil

The wait is finally over for people who have been eagerly awaiting the release of the Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6 in the American soil. Yesterday, Mercedes-Benz posted in its Google+ account that the on and off-road beast is finally unleashed in the US. The release of the Mercedes G63 AMG coincides with the winter season as the US is expected to get colder in the weeks to come. The six-wheeler’s three portal axles, colossal 37-inch tires plus powerful customized biturbo V-8 engine capable of hauling around 9,000 lbs. of mass will let its owners easily conquer harsh road conditions brought about by the cold weather. The 5.5-liter V-8 engine of… Continue Reading »

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1957 Mercedes 300 SL Roadster Wins a Concours d’Elegance Award

The Concours d’Elegance is a French phrase meaning “competition of elegance”. It is an annual gathering of prestigious vehicles, which is a tradition that dates back to the 17th century France wherein nobles parade their prestigious horse-drawn carriages in the parks of Paris. But the age of automobiles has replaced the carts to elegant motorized vehicles. In the most recent Concours d’Elegance at Arizona Biltmore, the 1957 Mercedes 300 SL Roadster was able to bag the award as the best post-war Mercedes-Benz. Based on the photo released by Mercedes-Benz USA through Google+, the car definitely looks like a winner. It sports a glossy sky blue paint and specially-designed wheels with… Continue Reading »

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Google and Daimler Extend Partnership

At the Consumer Electronics Show being held at Las Vegas, Daimler and Google announced a further strategic partnership to provide Daimler with ready access to its Google Maps API for Business. These Application Programming Interfaces are used for cloud-based, map-related applications, which Daimler vehicles will use. The partnership also provides for early access to other new APIs as they are developed. The collaboration will enable Daimler to use Google Maps for their in-car map displays, and significantly improve their ability to quickly and seamlessly integrate useful Google services into Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicles. These applications significantly accelerate time-to-market in Mercedes-Benz passenger cars. The existing services, which include the Google Maps and… Continue Reading »

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