Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mercedes-Benz Demos Prototype iPad Docking Station

Mercedes-Benz demoed a prototype iPad docking station at the Paris Motor Show in an S-Class sedan.

According to BenzInsider, the plan is to launch the integration solution for the iPad onto the market for a variety of Mercedes models after development for series production.

Mounted on the back of the front seats at head restraint height, the holder significantly extends the usability of the iPad: the battery of the tablet PC begins to charge as soon as the device is placed in the holder. Once at the destination, it can be simply removed without having to be switched off, and during the journey all of the entertainment products stored on the iPad can continue to be used. The docking station can be turned and tilted to achieve the best viewing angle, and if the vehicle is fitted with the Mercedes-Benz InCar Hotspot then even an iPad without UMTS functionality can enjoy the benefit of a full connection to the Internet.

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