Mercedes-Benz Bringing Facebook and Google to the Dashboard

January 23rd, 2012 by

Mercedes-Benz is raising the bar again for vehicle technology: the automaker just announced it is expanding its in-vehicle Internet offerings by incoporating services like Facebook, Yelp, and Google into the dashboard via a service dubbed mbrace2.

Powered by Hughes Telematics, mbrace2 is the second-generation of Mercedes-Benz’s cloud-based services. Updates will be provided over-the-air, and mbrace2 works with iOS and Android devices. With it, you can check your Facebook updates, get information from Google, hear about the latest news, and tap into services provided by a real-time concierge service. In the future, for example, your car might remind you to bring an umbrella because it will be raining at your destination three hours from now.

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