Smart: thanks to iPhone read the road signs – Macitynet.it
Daimler has announced an iPhone kit to integrate the use of the smartphone while driving on Smart cars. The kit consists of a support base for iPhone to be installed in the passenger compartment of the Smart, combined with an App that can be purchased via the App Store which improves and enhances the functions of the iPhone for use while driving.
The support base allows you to access more comfortably and to recharge iPhone: once the coupling is detected in the passenger compartment, the application will be started which will offer larger icons to access the main smartphone functions more quickly. In addition to hands-free calls, using the car's stereo system, you can play your music collection and also access Web radios. The software will offer the recognition functions of titles and artists. Among the functions being developed for future versions of the App we include identifying the parking point via GPS, to get back to the vehicle more quickly, reporting points of interest nearby via Microsoft's Bing search engine.
Daimler has also announced that it is working on a set also consisting of a video camera which, combined with the iPhone kit and application, will allow you to automatically read the traffic signs and warn those who drive with voice messages. The launch of the iPhone kit for Smartphones is scheduled for the second quarter of this year at a price of 240 euros, while the app will be offered on the App Store for 9.99 euros. To take advantage of maps and optional navigation services for Europe and the United States, you will have to pay 49.99 euros per year.