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The iDrive: actually a Benz after all?

coolraoul Member

I always thought BMW the iDrive concpet, and benz it for the W221.

But it is not true, in fact the to feature a rotary knob to all functions in the car was a Mercedes-Benz (two in 1995 and 1996, the Vario Car and the F200).

I think BMW came with idea only with the Z9.

Here are extracts from press release and a pic I found in a

The 1995 Mercedes-Benz Vario Car:

Mercedes-Benz engineers had incorporated a new-style operating and system into the dashboard of the Research Car which harnessed the of the latest microelectronics to make easier for the motorist. All key operating appeared in the form of symbols and messages on two colour displays into the cockpit and into the top of the centre console. Easily coloured symbols were to display important information maintaining the applicable speed or a safe distance from the in front.

1995 Mercedes-Benz Vario Car#039;s interior shown Notice the knob in the center in front of the armrest, and the high

Mercedes-Benz F200

Mercedes F200, 1996

The display segments within the of vision of both driver and can be programmed at will. The required can be called up by means of a rotary interior climate, navigation, TV, video games, PC, on-board radio, CD player, telephone and a function. The interior temperature on the and front passenger#039;s sides, temperature and time of day are permanently The central display segment the area immediately behind the filmed by the rear video when the F 200 Imagination is reversing.

The controls for heating, electric swing-out-and-up doors, automatic lights, hazard warning seat heating and stereo are arranged on a panel in front of the where it is within easy of both driver and front This high-quality stainless panel provides a visual with the stainless steel of the bodywork. The switches for the electric adjustment with memory and for footrest adjustment are located in the trim. A bracket for the mobile is mounted

to the front stowage compartment in the Placing the phone into its activates the hands-off system as as a new speech recognition system makes manual handling of the car largely superfluous.

From what I know the BMW to show that feature was the Z9 Concept and the Intuitive Interaction so seems it is not Mercedes who copied. BMW ddevelopped it faster (in a hurry?), the result we know in the e65 7er.

I did not that, and I#039;m wondering why did not advertize it?

Minds are like parachutes. only function when

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