Daimler using Baidu technology to help offer more connected functions

Daimler and Baidu want to help push the boundaries of connected car technology.

| May 26, 2015 at 6:27 am CDT

Chinese company Baidu has partnered with German automaker Daimler, in an agreement that will bring additional connected functionality to Mercedes-Benz vehicles available in China. The announcement was made during CES Asia, currently underway in Shanghai, China.

Daimler using Baidu technology to help offer more connected functions | TweakTown.com

The use of Baidu software in Mercedes-Benz vehicles will allow car owners to sync their smartphone or tablet with the vehicle's dashboard - providing streaming music, online maps, and additional Internet services. There was no word which models would receive Baidu software, or when they would be available to consumers.

There are more automakers and tech companies forging relationships, as Bluetooth, wireless Internet, infotainment, and other services become more common in vehicles.

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