Mobile voice assistants & automotive navigation systems

This newsbite from today points in a very probable direction: how the functional sounds of mobile voice assistants & automotive navigation systems will merge in the very near future. Look out for the Mercedes iOS at the end of this decade!

Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz unveiled plans to integrate Apple’s Siri into its A-Class electronics system that would allow drivers access to their iPhone apps using voice commands. The program, called the Drive Kit Plus will work in conjunction with Mercedes-Benz’ Digital DriveStyle App to translate the iPhone’s screen onto the in-car system screen. Drivers will be able to listen to music, change radio channels, update status on social networks, and send text messages.