• Aug 31, 2007

Mercedes is introducing a feature called Search and Send to that will allow you to send Google and Yahoo! driving directions directly to your car's navigation system. How it works: you get driving directions from either source, and then hit a button labeled Send to Car. If you have a Tele-Aid subscription, when you get in your new Mercedes you can hit the "i" button, and the car will download the directions. Voila and giddyup.

You can even send directions from your PDA, or have someone else send directions to you while you're in the car. However, the unique identifier that gets the directions to your specific car and no one else's isn't spelled out. It also isn't clear if this is only for new cars, or if your 2005 CLK and your woeful sense of direction can ever benefit. The release says it will start off on the S, CL, and new C-Class, and be phased in across the range over time. It doesn't become available until September 5, but you can see a video of it here.

[Source: Foursprung]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      What is needed is a full integration of the Internet browsing within the car. The technology has caught up enough for it to be a business case. Right now, I just use my Blackjack to get Google Maps info and business info.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Google maps would be sooo much better than a DVD based NAV system. Ive used it on a blackberry and iphone and it really works well... come to think not "why not" but "how long" will it be til an iphone similar google map browser is in cars? Ie with finger resizing and zoom, tilt and satellite photo overlays.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Have you ever used a Garmin? By far the best navigation there is. Google just sucks as it uses tele atlas.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Can I stream porn on that thing?