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Smart Drive Kit for iPhone from Daimler

Daimler has now announced their Smart Drive kit for iPhone which consists of an iPhone application and iPhone car cradle to deliver hands free driving, and the app provides extra large buttons along with extra large letter, while the cradle charges the iPhone and utilises the loudspeakers of the smart radio which auto-mutes when a call is received.

With Smart Drive Kit for iPhone the user receives access to their music library, contacts, phone calls, internet radio, and map from Daimler which features points of interest provided by Bing and an ‘Assist’ feature which marks your parking location when the iPhone is undocked.

The Smart Drive Kit for iPhone app also delivers GPS coordinates to the Smart hotline should the user ever require roadside assistance, and apparently according to the article over on benzinsider, Daimler is also working on a camera for identifying traffic signs with speed limits to warn the driver of speed restrictions.

The Daimler Smart Drive Kit for iPhone will command a price tag of €240 with a one off payment of €9.99 for the application and optional yearly €49.99 for navigation upgrade including US and Europe maps with live traffic data.