Mercedes-Benz Brings Siri to Its Cars
Mercedes-Benz has revealed that they are integrating Apple’s Siri into its electronics system so drivers will have access to their iPhone apps through the use of voice commands. This program, dubbed Drive Kit Plus, will work with Mercedes’ already established Digital DriveStyle App to display the iPhone’s screen on the in-car screen, where users will be able to use a variety of iPhone features, such as peruse social networks, send text messages, and listen to music.
On top of the usual iPhone features, a Garmin navigation system will be made available for users, but can be accessed with Siri. Mercedes-Benz is the first car manufacturer to officially integrate Siri into its vehicles, and the feature will debut next month at the 2012 Geneva auto show, and will become available to consumers in all Mercedes-Benz A-class vehicles starting sometime in the fall.