That would be awesome... and it will also never happen. At least, not until
BMW, Lexus and maybe Jaguar have it available (Acura already has it, I
MB currently enjoys a massive markup on it's integrated cell phone system,
and is not about to throw that out the window for Bluetooth; even though it
would be an infinately more valuable product, and make life easier for their
clients. I have a bluetooth capable phone, and I've often commented to
myself on how great it would be to have the comand/audio system in my cars
bluetooth capable as well.
On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 13:41:44 +0000, Thomas J. Paladino Jr. wrote:
I will bet there is some dialog on using Bluetooth within Daimler-Benz.
The current system is programmed using Analog phones which are currently
being obsoleted at a rapid rate (digital has mandatory GPS interfaces,
locate technology for Public Service are now law, etc. etc. Oh and not to
mention Ashcroft and & Ridges snoop requirements here on the Canadian
border). So it is only a matter of time and I just bet they don't want to
be blindsided next time around. So they will go with a std interface and
let the phone guys take the rap for technical changes in the marketplace.
Never mind the markup problem, the sign on the store sez automobiles not
phone company.........my $.02
Quote from Lexus.co.uk
"Lexus is committed to making life easier for our owners. So it's not
surprising that we've found a way to simplify using a mobile phone in your
car. The key is Bluetooth wireless technology.
With Bluetooth connectivity, your mobile* and on-board telephone system
communicate with each other by radio frequency. A call initiated outside the
car can be continued when you enter the vehicle. You just put the phone
anywhere you choose and carry on talking via the system's microphone and
speaker. If you want to make another call, speak the number and the voice
dialling function* will connect you."
Sounds like the ideal solution for you Gary, apart from the problem of
having to sell your Mercedes and buy a Lexus LS430. On second thoughts,
maybe an advantage rather than a problem.
i have a mercedes e class with comand
is there a 'bluetooth' adapter that will allow any bluetooth phone to
work with comand and the integrated phone controls on the steering
wheel instead of having a separate cradle for specific phones
please let me know
Maybe you should buy an Acura. A really cool feature of some of the newer
I still have my MB but think the Acura Bluetooth thing is pretty cool. And
now it's offered on the MDX -- which may have swayed me when I bought my
ML320 in 2002.
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