Mercedes' Search & Send To Rescue People Who Can't Program Their Sat Nav
After enough inter-company Powerpoint presentations to stupefy marketing mavens in three companies (Google, Yahoo! and DaimlerChrysler Research, Engineering and Design North America), Mercedes is adding a " Search and Send" function to its OnStar-like telematics and emergency response system. You search for destinations on either Google or Yahoo!, press "send to car," jump in your mighty Merc, press the i button on the Tele Aid system and decide whether or not to start your odyssey (not Honda) or save the info for laterhosen. The feature will be available on the S-Class and the new C-Class from September 5; no word on retrofitting. Nor do we have any info on possible security breaches, as the system also allows "friends" to send you route guidance info. Given our recent report on compromised real-time traffic info, is that a hacker's heads-up or what?
Nopanegain on Aug 31, 2007Given our recent report on compromised real-time traffic info, is that a hacker's heads-up or what? Whatcha gonna do Farago- send me and my C-Class to Staten Island? I don't think it will be a problem. But the luxury of planning my trip without using the corner of my fingernail sounds wonderful...