Mercedes-Benz has announced its plans to fully integrate the the driver’s iPhone as well as Siri assistant into future A-Class models. It’ll be like having your own personal, mildly-incompetent HAL.
Mercedes announced the plans today. A-Class owners will first load the Drive Kit Plus app onto their phones. They’ll be able to access content—including Facebook and Twitter (both of which you totally need while driving)—through the in-vehicle display and navigate using a controller situated in the center armrest. Drivers will also be able to command the car’s built-in Garmin GPS—which should come in handy when entering destination addresses. The DKP app also includes a “Car Finder” feature for locating a misplaced vehicle.