To wrap up our visit to its R&D lab in Palo Alto, Mercedes-Benz’s Gordon Peredo demonstrated “Smart Stop,” a wireless safety system that stops cars automatically when the driver fails to heed a red light.
Bluetooth is a standard feature on Mercedes’ COMAND system, allowing owners of many phones to use the dashboard’s phone keypad to make calls. SMS messaging will be introduced some time down the line, too. But we’ll admit that trying to set it up was a stumper. First blaming the car, we soon found that the […]
Pale and precise behind rimless spectacles, Johann Jungwith looks the consummate engineer; though a longtime U.S. resident, Formula 1 is still his sport. As president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz’ U.S. research arm, it’s his responsibility to oversee development of new technologies intended to make driving safer and drivers smarter. Today, however, more pressing matters are […]