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Mercedes mbrace-able You

Automaker teams with Hughes Telematics for iPhone app.

by on Nov.17, 2009

All new Mercedes-Benz vehicles, including the 2010 E-Class, will be equipped with the mbrace system.  You supply the iPhone.

All new Mercedes-Benz vehicles, including the 2010 E-Class, will be equipped with the mbrace system. You supply the iPhone.

You’ve just flown across country and now you remember all the things you forgot to do back home, like turning off the coffee and locking your car.

There’s not much Mercedes-Benz can do about the first problem, but its new iPhone “app,” developed in cooperation with Hughes Telematics, can handle the latter matter.

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“This is the next generation of telematics,” proclaimed Hughes president Erik Goldman, referring to Mercedes new mbrace service, which is based around an application you can install on not only the iPhone but the Blackberry and other smartphones.

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