Driver and passenger get different views of same screen
11 December 2008

The facelifted Mercedes S-class has been fitted with world-first technology that allows both driver and passenger to view different things on the same screen, at the same time.

It means drivers will be able to view the sat-nav while front seat passengers watch a film from the same screen.

Benz’s high-tech ‘Splitview’ system has been years in the making and is capable of projecting different moving images depending on where you sit in relation to it.

Splitview has been developed with audio-visual experts Blaupunkt and Bosch.

The eight-inch touchscreen appears no different to the standard unit. But passengers will control a separate menu for TV and audio function via their own remote.

There’s no word yet on how much this high-tech option will cost, but it will be offered on the new S-class in the first half of next year.

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11 December 2008

[quote Autocar]Splitview has been developed with audio-visual experts Blaupunkt and Bosch.[/quote]

- Blaupunkt is part of the Bosch Group.

11 December 2008

Forget the car, I want that in my house.

11 December 2008

couldnt agree more! Would love to be able to play my xbox, while my other half watches what he wants!

11 December 2008

I'm sure it's only a matter of time seeing as the technology has been in the works for a couple of years now. As soon as they work out how to appropriate the cost, then expect it to be on the shelves. Do Blaupunkt still make HD TV's?

11 December 2008

Pointless for me unless they create an anti puking device for the passenger seat too.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

12 December 2008

Surely an S-Class would have enough acres of dashboard space for there to be a seperate screen for the front passenger?

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