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"The new online app store will let customers browse for new applications to add to their vehicle's Comand infotainment system. Google Search, Weather, Facebook are standard apps on this system, and Yahoo should be added later this year. Using their phone's Internet Connection," confirms the official spokesperson for Mercedes-Benz. The latest feature from the global luxury carmaker further shows that anyone can connect to the MP App Shop to download news apps to their car.
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For the time being, the Mercedes announces launching of only two apps available for purchase: a news app and a parking finder app. And each app has been priced for 9.95 Euros per year. The news app offers its in-vehicle articles in more than 28 languages. "When the vehicle is in motion, the application will show the article headlines, but restrict the entire article from the driver's view," reports Telematics News. The apps are available for vehicle owners to download in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
"The News app is a standard feature on the Mercedes-Benz SL, and other Mercedes vehicles with Comand in Europe will be able to download the app starting mid-July," reads the news report. It can be recalled that the world class luxury automaker previewed its app integration earlier this year at the 2012 consumer Electronics Show. And sources further state that the Mercedes-Benz currently uses the Media Interface Plus hardware accessory to integrate Pandora in some of its latest models.