Mercedes Lets You Send Directions to Car
Have you ever used Google Maps to figure out your trip, then left the directions sitting on your kitchen counter? It happens to me all the time. Now, Mercedes is working with Google and Yahoo to get those directions sent to your car’s navigation system. The "Search and Send" feature will be available Sept. 5 in the 2008 C-Class, the S-Class sedan and the CL-Class coupe (similar features have been in use in European BMWs before now). The feature requires the Multimedia Package and a TeleAid subscription (which comes free for the first year).
To use Search and Send, just go to Google or Yahoo, find your location, then use a new "Send to Car" icon on either site to send that location to your car. When you get to your car, push the "i" button and the navigation system will download the destination to your navigation system for use immediately or later on. Pretty nifty.
Google Maps and BMW Team Up, in Germany, (KickingTires)