Mercedes Benz Splitview: different images depending of the angle of view

 12 Dec 2008 - By Omar Yesid Mariño+
 omar@myddnetwork.com

Mercedes-Benz continues to renovate all its technologies and new models. After the recent publication of the first images of the new E-Class model, the company now announces a new technology named SplitView that is integrated in the myCOMMAND system.


Mercedes Benz Splitview: different images depending of the angle of view

SplitView allows drivers to visualize images from several sources. They are displayed in a 8-inch TFT-LCD display, but a different image can be displayed for each person, depending on the seating position. All images are divided by a filter placed in front of the display. This way, the driver can check driving directions and maps. At the same time, another person in the car could enjoy a movie.

The first model that will have this technology is the new S-Class model, whose launching is now scheduled for summer 2009. There are chances that the new E-Class model, which will be introduced in the first half of 2009, is equipped with this SplitView, although so far the maker has not confirmed it. Last year, Jaguar introduced a system similar to SplitView for the prototype of its “Jaguar C-XF concept”. In that occasion, the British company introduced a device called Dual View System that was developed by Alpine, a leading manufacturer of in-car audio equipment, mobile multimedia components, and in-car navigation systems.

Recently, Mercedes-Benz has introduced a new version of the myCOMMAND system for its “Concept Fascination”. With this new¬† myCOMMAND system, you can get up-to-date information on the most appropriate routes by Internet, browse different web pages as if you were in front of your computer, check the weather report, know where the cheapest gas stations are, make hotel reservations or listen to any radio station worldwide. The novelty of this renovated system is that you can operate all the functions with a single button placed on the central console or by using a remote control. Other systems similar to myCOMMAND have already been incorporated into some models of Audi and BMW.






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