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Possible Leak Of Future “Google Projected Mode” Coming To Mercedes-Benz

March 2, 2014 - Written By Orlando Lambert

Google has been known to work on a lot of neat little gadgets. Even though they are most known for their search engine, their advertising prowess, Android OS, Chrome Browser OS and Chromecast and all of their free services, it is not uncommon of Google for their thinking outside the box when they come up with hot ticket items like Google Glass. Google makes an effort to keep their systems such as Android ahead of the pack and always innovating.

Speaking of innovating, another cool bit of technology coming from the collective minds of Google is called “Google Projected Mode”. If you are familiar with Apple’s “iOS in the Car,” then this would possibly be Google’s comeback for that. This leak has come as a result of a job advertisement posted by Daimler, the company that owns Mercedes-Benz. Yes, job advertisements are not exactly the most common way of learning about new Googley goodness, but this looks to be pretty interesting enough to pay attention to. The job posting is stating that Daimler is seeking a software engineer to assist in implementing Google’s future in-car system. This system, referred to as “Google Projected Mode” is method claiming to “seamlessly integrate” your Android Smartphone into your car’s dashboard system. The dashboard would believably have a larger display utilizing a version of the Android US that is possibly going to be tailored to be easier to use via the dashboard.

This sounds pretty interesting and I hope we get to see it implemented. Either way, it looks like Daimler wants to get a jump on things by hiring someone with some Android know-how. Hopefully they get someone with Google’s vision who will implement the new tech perfectly. The job posting doesn’t tell us much about how the two parts (i.e. the phone and the cars dashboard unit) will link up. For that matter, it could be through a cable, Bluetooth, wireless, who knows. The posting does make a mention of calls, navigation, playback, messaging and the like being handled through the vehicles dashboard unit. This ultimately means that we are possibly looking at something fully featured and truly well integrated. The post also states that Google Projected Mode is coming to “all Mercedes-Benz vehicles.” So, it’s safe to say that Daimler is going to be putting some muscle behind this project. What do you think of this possible “Google Projected Mode?” What would you like to be able to see it do or do with it? Leave your interesting comments in the section below or on our Facebook, Twitter or Google+ pages. Keep it locked to Android Headlines for more news and reviews.