Mercedes-Benz USA recently announced that customers will now have the ability to send directions directly from their computers to their vehicles. The new technology, called Search &
Send, has been developed in partnership with Google, Yahoo! and DaimlerChrysler Research, Engineering and Design North America.
The service is being phased into the Mercedes-Benz model line starting with select vehicles equipped with TeleAid, the automaker’s telematics and emergency response system.
The Search & Send feature allows drivers to plot destinations, addresses and points of interest through the map sections of Google or Yahoo! Maps, and then click on the "Send to Car" icon. The information is then sent directly to the vehicle's GPS navigation unit.
When the driver gets into the vehicle, pushing the i-button of the TeleAid system downloads the destination directly to the vehicle's navigation system and prompts the driver to start route guidance immediately or save the information for later use.
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