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One of the nicest features of the Fortwo is its superb iPhone Both the gasoline Smart and the Smart Fortwo Electric offer a dash-mount iPhone Download the Smart Drive App iTunes ($9.99), snap iPhone into the cradle, and got an infotainment center along hands-free calling, mapping, a for your car, and battery information for electric Smart Most important, the software be the wave of the future for in-car at a fraction of what it costs in to the dash.


The Smart Drive App on both gasoline and electric-drive Fortwo models. I used the app in an installed in the upcoming Smart Electric Drive (see Drive: Smart Fortwo Electric ). The cradle sits on the side of the center stack, at a fixed angle facing the When you tap the tiny Smart App (same size as every app and feature on your iPhone), up the main interface with big buttons:

* Media — music on the plus access to internet and podcasts, with big button to your favorites.

* Phone hands-free calling features. only.

* Map — a moving map the car’s location comes and turn-by-turn navigation with time traffic information and fuel prices is an option. You can run searches through the integrated or via Microsoft Bing.

* Assist – car finder, Google 411 lookup, and roadside-assistance assistance GPS function tells you where to the service company where you

The buttons are big, so they’ll be to tap, even with on, unless you hit a bump in the road is a major event for a car with a wheelbase). Most of this can be with voice input as

The car finder feature remembers location when the phone is which may be helpful in a huge parking lot or in town when all the parking lots look the Smart says you should be able to locate yourself a parking garage, suggesting the accelerometer takes over for the GPS you lose satellite coverage.

If you’ve got a Smart Fortwo ED, a screen shows the percentage of charge, when charging and when charging should There may also be a finder for the of public charging stations as built, says Chris of Mercedes-Benz Research and Development in Daimler (Mercedes) is the parent of Smart.

Very Cool. a Work in Progress

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All this is and better than what’s to integrate smartphones and cars else. The initial app, is still being revised and has some areas that benefit from further The same goes for communications Smart cars, chargers, and other the plugged-in iPhone.

The full functionality exists when your iPhone is in to the car cradle. There’s likely to be no communication (an onboard cellular in the Smart Fortwo ED and it’s if the home chargers would an Internet connection. What really need is not just info when the iPhone is in the car, but the ability to monitor the car anywhere on any device, at least the car is plugged into the charging Ideally the charger, power and owner should negotiate the and cheapest time for a recharge gets the Smart Fortwo ED to go when it’s needed

Some features are locked out the car is rolling, even if a passenger is on The cradle would benefit a swivel so the passenger could see the interface, with access to all

The app would be more useful if the recognized the cradle and auto-loaded the Drive App, rather make the driver do it manually.

no 911 mayday calling. Mercedes is paranoid about the lawsuit should it offer emergency and the iPhone comes detached the phone cradle in an accident. hasn’t stopped Ford offering 911 Assist free its Sync service, which relies on the users’s cellphone as the device.

It’s not possible to send from Google Maps, or similar to the iPhone. An increasing of automakers offer that including Mercedes-Benz with its navigation systems.

car Smart Fortwo ED
car Smart Fortwo ED
car Smart Fortwo ED
car Smart Fortwo ED

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