• Mercedes is working with Microsoft to make your commute more productive

    Mercedes is working with Microsoft to make your commute more productive

    At IFA 2016 in Berlin, Mercedes-Benz announced a new project called ‘In Car Office’ to incorporate more smart productivity features into your ride. The features are going to go live in Mercedes vehicles during the first half of next year, and will add Microsoft Exchange support, for one, letting your work calendar, to-do list and contacts help your vehicle offer up suggestions… Read More

  • Nokia Sells HERE Mapping Business To Group Of European Car Makers For $3.07B

    Nokia Sells HERE Mapping Business To Group Of European Car Makers For $3.07B

    Nokia has announced that it has agreed to sell its HERE mapping business to a consortium of automobile makers for €2.8 billion ($3.07 billion), ending months of speculation over its future. The Finnish company confirmed that it will hand the business over to AUDI AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG (Mercedes) in a deal that is expected to close in the first quarter of next year. Read More

  • Harman And Mercedes Announce New Updatable Infotainment System

    This week at the Geneva Auto Show, Harman and Mercedes finally released their long-awaited upgradeable in-dash setup. The Becker Map Pilot connects to Mercedes Benz’s existing IP stack providing a way for users to update the system. Currently, only Ford allows users to update to their IP as new software comes out. Read More

  • Graham Mercedes GP Trackmaster & Silverstone Chronograph Watches

    Graham watches of London is the official “timing partner” of the Mercedes GP Petronas Formula One race team. That means at least a few people there get cool Graham watches, and Graham gets to make another racing themed timepiece. There are two relatively new watches for the partnership. The Mercedes GP Trackmaster (sounds like an outfit from the 80’s doesn’t it) looks… Read More

  • Mercedes Updates Its Media Interface

    We at CrunchGear love to hear about new tech that car companies are adding to dashboards. Mercedes, not wanting to be outdone by BMW’s ConnectedDrive, announced what they’re calling the Media Interface Plus (MIP). It’s a new add-on accessory for new and existing Benzs with Media Interface and what it does is exactly what luxury customer have demanded for a while. Read More

  • Mercedes details upcoming all-electric SLS AMG gullwing

    Mercedes has an electric SLS AMG in development that will probably take the title away from Tesla as the must have plug-in sports car. The new SLS AMG recalls past iconic Mercs with a sweeping body and gullwing doors. Plus, the performance and power output is on par with a current generation SLS AMG 6.3-liter V8 but this puppy doesn’t make Al Gore cry.[PSGallery=8sef10dre4b] Read More

  • Mercedes first to implement SPLITVIEW COMMAND

    We told you about it back in February, but Merc is the first company to have it in a production vehicle. The system will allow you to have two viewers using the same screen, while viewing different content. Ideally, this would allow the driver to view travel information while the passenger watches a movie. Or vice versa if you know where you’re going and love getting in accidents. This… Read More

  • Mercedes aims to be entirely petrol-free in 2015

    I don’t think I give Mercedes enough credit. I’ve never really liked the styling on their cars and they always seemed a little too rich for me. But the fact is they have a history of innovation and smart business decisions. So it shouldn’t surprise me as much as it does that they’re making such a ridiculous push for total nonreliance on gasoline within seven… Read More

  • iPhone integration coming to new Mercedes vehicles

    I only own, like, three Merecedeses(es?) but I’m gonna pick up a new one for this sweet iPhone dock. It’s available as an optional accessory and “allows seamless integration between your device’s music and telephone functions and your vehicle’s architecture,” according to The Unofficial Mercedez-Benz Weblog. You can control the phone functions and music via… Read More

  • Mercedes-Benz aims to keep drooping eyelids off the roads

    I’ve never fallen asleep at the wheel, though I was once in a car with someone who did. It was only through my Boy Scout training and quick reflexes that we did not die, and he still owes me for saving his paint job. New technology from Mercedes-Benz might make such scenarios a thing of the distant, archaic past. We’ve seen gadgets with similar intents in the past, mostly in the… Read More

  • Korean Man Retaliates Poor Cell Service

    Disenchanted with his cellular service, a Korean man decided to take an interesting and unconventional approach to retribution. After trying unsuccessfully to get SK Telecom to fix his device he decided to drive over to SK offices. The problem is, when he got there, he just kept driving — right through the front of the building. Actually, that’s not entirely true. First he parked… Read More

  • An Intervention: It Would Rule If You Didn't Do This to Your Cell Provider, Okay?

    Dear Verizon Wireless and former Cingular customers: While we often share your frustrations and feel your pain, two wrongs do not ever make a right. Yes, you suffer from sub-par customer service with your cell phone provider. No, they don’t seem to care. Yes, there is more they could do about it. No, we don’t think they will. Read More

  • Vodafone Unleashes Three McLaren Mercedes Phones

    Vodafone seems to be getting all the cool phones nowadays and these three new McLaren Mercedes phones are no exception. The new 770SH, GX29 and SGH-Z720M are manufactured by Sharp and have pretty nice specs. Aside from being designed by a company that makes cars you’ll never be able to afford, these new phones come with exclusive content, silver chrome covers and red highlights to… Read More