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Mercedes Developing New Tech-Packed Multimedia System

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Mercedes engineers are hard at work on a new system that will further blur the line between car and mobile device.

The new system, called @yourCommand, is still in the development stage, but game-changing technology is this carmaker's forte and Mercedes' concept work usually provides some insight into the direction the whole auto industry will head in the future.

Mercedes says its new multimedia system will work with all other multimedia seamlessly, linking navigation, radio, internet and other features through one all-inclusive interface.

Most cars use buttons or a touch screen display for drivers to make their selections. The new Mercedes system will offer something called a 'linguatronic' voice operated controls instead. In addition to voice, the car will be able to watch a driver's movements and interpret gestures for input.

Mercedes is a company that puts a lot of pride and work into its safety equipment and the company assures that by using gesturing and voice controls, the new system will operate in a way that requires the least amount of distraction from the driver.

Any cutting edge multimedia system wouldn't be complete without some sort of remote access, and @yourCommand delivers in this area as well. According to the company, smart phone users will be able to adjust the car's seats, pre-set the interior temperature or even check the fuel in the gas tank from their phone.

According to Mercedes, @yourCommand will allow users to access web based data in the cloud. This means that most of the data accessed by the car will be stored on the internet, rather than on a hard drive kept inside the car.

The company hasn't detailed what will and won't be accessible on the final product yet, but the company is obviously moving a step further from current systems that only provide apps and social media access.

Mercedes is currently testing the @yourCommand system on its F 125! concept vehicle. After the company hammers out some of the kinks in the system, you may just find some of these cutting edge features on new Mercedes vehicles.

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