US: Mercedes upgrades Media Interface with Pandora and other features

The Media Interface Plus expands the basic functions of the Media Interface by:

– Pandora Radio for iPhone (3G, 3GS, 4)

Steering wheel buttons and the central controller allows users to listen & control the Pandora app on the phone. Playlists can easily be accessed and songs be given a “Thumbs UP” or “Thumbs DOWN”. Connection to the iPhone is using the Media Interface Consumer Cable.

– Bluetooth Audio Streaming

– iPod / iPhone Audio & Video

– Phonebook Download

Users can transfer contacts to the COMAND system via business card import.

– Mobile device charging via mini USB Adapter.

– Reading out/Answering Text Messages (SMS)

– Reading out/Answering e-mails

Note: Answering to SMS and email is with pre-determined/individual standard texts. The Read aloud/Answer e-mails function will be available with a future software version.

The Media Interface Plus accessory costs $298.

Download the user manual here.

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