Today’s automobiles are becoming more innovative and smarter with the introduction of new in-car technologies. Over at Mercedes-Benz, the German automaker has developed a new compatibility layer that allows the installation of third-party apps such as TikTok and Zoom.
Interior of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class
This technology will be made available first in the next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class. While the automaker has yet to fully reveal the luxury vehicle, it did show some photos of the interior, coming with huge screens that will display the in-car apps.
TikTokers don’t need to use their phones to upload a new video on the app. They can use the vehicle’s camera to record themselves, given that the shifter is engaged to park. Considering the number of users the app has, the introduction of in-car TikTok should spark interest among younger car buyers.
As mentioned earlier, Zoom is also part of the package. With the widespread mobile office setups since 2020, this addition will be able to adapt to the ever-changing demands. Mercedes-Benz said that image transmission will not be activated while driving to avoid driver distraction.
The E-Class will allow third-party apps such as TikTok and Zoom
Other in-car apps that will be available in the upcoming E-Class are Angry Birds, Webex by Cisco, and Vivaldi.
In the future, we could see the automaker introduce a next-generation navigation technology as it partnered with Google. Not only will the app display directions but also serve as the basis for assisted driving features such as automatic speed adjustments.
This is the approach Mercedes-Benz is taking despite fellow German automaker BMW aiming to reduce driver distraction caused by large infotainment screens. In fact, BMW recently unveiled its upcoming head-up display that is simpler and smaller in the belief that it will be safer for the passengers.
Mercedes-Benz is taking its infotainment system up a notch
The 2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is expected to come out in the metal within the first half of this year under the codename W214.
Discover more interesting in-car technologies at Philkotse.com.
Know more about Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2023
The 2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Philippines is an executive sedan aimed at the luxury market. Locally, this model has two variants: the E 200 AMG Line 2.0 AT priced at Php 5,390,000, and the E 200 Avantgarde which is priced at Php 5,290,000.
Under the hood of the E-Class is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 gasoline engine. At the most, this four-banger can produce up to 197 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to its rear wheels through a nine-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters.
Size-wise, the new E-Class is 4,940mm long, 2065mm wide, and 1,460mm in height. It then has a wheelbase length of 2,939mm, and a curb weight of 1,700 kg.
In the local market, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class competes against the likes of the BMW 5 Series, the Audi A6, Jaguar XF, the Lexus ES, among others.
₱ 5,290,000 - ₱ 5,390,000Explore
- Mercedes EQ Japan Dec 09, 2022
- mercedes-benz driverless parking approved commercial use Dec 01, 2022
- 2023 mercedes-benz a-class arrives philippines Nov 17, 2022