Best Memorial Day car sales, Mazda RX-Vision races virtually, Sono Sion solar EV preview: What's New @ The Car Connection

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 16:30
The best 2020 Memorial Day new car sales include low-interest loans, money back Memorial Day weekend historically comes with some of the best new car deals, and 2020 is shaping up to be an even better deal for consumers. The best new-car warranties for 2020 come with free maintenance The best automotive warranties include basic, powertrain, and...
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RICS updates anti-money laundering guidance in light of Covid-19

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 15:36
The RICS has issued Covid-19-related guidance to protect businesses from increased risk of serious organised crime.
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More Mini Prices: 2020 Mini Countryman Adds Cheaper Oxford Edition Trim

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 15:30

The Mini Hardtop Oxford Edition brings some of the model’s most desirable features to a low-cost trim. Now, Mini is offering the value-oriented package on the Countryman, and it drops the crossover’s entry price by a considerable amount.

Prior to the introduction of the Oxford Edition, an entry-level Countryman started at $29,250. The new trim, however, brings the crossover’s price of admission down to $26,750. The Oxford Edition is available in both Cooper and Cooper All4 variants. The latter includes all-wheel drive and raises the cost of entry to $28,750.

Countryman Oxford Editions get all the standard equipment of the Classic trim, including a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment display, leatherette upholstery, rear parking sensors, and a panoramic sunroof. But the trim also adds extra goodies such as upgraded 18-inch wheels, black headliner, heated front seats, automatic climate control, and a choice of six paint colors, including metallic options. Mini claims that the limited-edition Countryman Oxford Edition, which reaches dealers in July, includes a standard features list with what typically amounts to $5,500 worth of optional equipment.

Meanwhile, the British brand continues to offer the Hardtop with the Oxford Edition kit. For the 2021 model year, the two-door Hardtop starts at $20,600. Four-door models cost an additional $1,000. These models feature upgraded wheels, heated seats, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, and other upgrades over the standard versions.

Previously, Oxford Edition models were available exclusively to certain groups including college students and members of the United States military. Now, anyone can purchase these models. Admittedly, value is typically not associated with the Mini brand. The Oxford Editions, however, look to change that and ought to lure in fans of the brand who were previously inhibited by the relatively high prices of other Mini Countryman and Hardtop models.

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Acuitus sells 73% of its catalogue at May auction

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 15:00
Acuitus raised £13.3m at its 21 May live-streamed sale, selling 16 lots – or 73% – of its 22-lot catalogue.
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Acuitus sells 73% of its catalogue at May auction

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 15:00
Acuitus raised £13.3m at its 21 May live-streamed sale, selling 16 lots – or 73% – of its 22-lot catalogue.
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intu implements safety measures as it prepares for re-openings

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 14:56
Intu has announced a number of safety measures it will implement to support the gradual reopening of non-essential stores at its 14 shopping centres in the UK.
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Mazda’s RX-Vision GT3 Is the Off-Limits Rotary Sports Car You Can Now Drive in Gran Turismo

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 14:28

The Mazda RX-Vision concept is just too good a design to exist merely as a static object, a concept car without a future out on the road. Its long nose and dramatically swept-back cabin are simply begging to be viewed in motion. If you’ve been waiting for the day this low-slung sculpture on wheels becomes fire-breathing, rotary-powered, roadgoing thing, that day is here. Well, virtually at least. The Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept is now downloadable and playable in Gran Turismo Sport on PS4, and it is awesome.

The Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept takes the already-hot RX-Vision’s original design and reimagines it as a full-blown race car (hence the “GT3” in the name). The fenders now walk that fine line between cartoonishly wide and GT racer flared wheel perfection. The RX-Vision was low to begin with, but the GT3 version takes it to the very edge of realistic ground clearance with a large carbon-fiber front splitter, a rear diffuser that hangs millimeters above the tarmac, and a gigantic rear wing that in theory squats everything down even further. It’s glorious, and we wish it was real.

This RX-Vision might be in-game only, but a recent patent filing could hint that a real-life successor to the RX-7 and RX-8 sports cars are on their way. The patent details a front-engine, rear-drive car powered by a Wankel rotary (among other possible combustion engines) and supplemented by a complex hybrid system comprised of in-wheel electric motors up front, a supercapacitor, another electric motor behind the engine, and a small lithium-ion battery pack. It’s a crazy idea, but if Mazda was considering putting such a drivetrain into production we imagine it would appear first in a flagship supercar like the on-again, off-again RX-9.

Whatever Mazda is planning, for now you can at least see the RX-Vision in action in Gran Turismo Sport and dream of what could be. The RX-Vision GT3 Concept is available for download starting today.

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The best 2020 Memorial Day new car sales include low-interest loans, money back

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 13:00
Memorial Day weekend historically comes with some of the best new car deals, and 2020 is shaping up to be an even better deal for consumers. As dealers try to dump inventory piled up from the coronavirus pandemic and automakers usher in 2021 models to kick off the summer sales season, there are plenty of tempting new car deals. While automakers...
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Neovia and Griffen complete sale-and-leaseback of 1.65m sq ft warehouse campus

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 12:58
Neovia Logistics has completed the sale and leaseback of its Desford Campus in Leicester for an undisclosed price.
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TTB Partners buys stake in M7 Real Estate

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 12:54
Hong Kong-based investment firm TTB Partners has acquired a minority stake in M7 Real Estate
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L&G hires new European head of real estate debt

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 12:52
LGIM Real Assets (L&G) has hired James Spencer-Jones as its new head of real estate debt, Europe.
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Wildstone offers lifeline to cash-strapped councils

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 12:47
Billboard giant Wildstone is offering property owners an opportunity to release capital from billboard sites as a lifeline to help UK councils.
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Coronavirus will create ‘surge’ in London and Dublin office subletting

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 11:35
Coronavirus will lead to a “surge” in subletting in the London and Dublin office markets, a major industry body has predicted.
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Secure Income REIT management increases its stake

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 09:44
Secure Income REIT’s management and board members have increased their holdings in the company by buying another £250,000 of stock.
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Future Cars: 2021 and Beyond

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 09:00

They may be out of favor right now, but traditional three-box cars will never go away. To make sure, automakers around the world are pouring enormous resources into design and engineering to keep sedans, coupes, and convertibles as interesting and as compelling as possible. Whether they’re built for fun, luxury, a bit of both, or just to get you where you need to go, the cars of the near future will offer more style and technology than ever as they try to woo you away from joining the SUV herd.

Cadillac Celestiq

What’s New: The Celestiq is a massive four-door, four-passenger, full-size electric car with big wheels and a hatch instead of a trunk. It will be a hand-built grand tourer with tons of executive-style space in the very wide back seat. A tinted glass roof extends from the windshield to the rear hatch. Each bespoke sedan will have rich detailing such as flower petals embedded int the acrylic décor. The Celestiq rides on GM’s new BEV3 dedicated electric vehicle architecture, which uses fast-charging Ultium batteries, placed under the floor.

What’s Not: Design takes some cues from the Cadillac Escala concept. Banner technology such as Super Cruise will likely be standard.

When: 2022

How much: $200,000 (est)

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

What’s New: Code-named W223, the new S-Class is a major redesign of the flagship Mercedes sedan. The exterior features taut, elegant surfacing, a long dash-to-axle ratio, and a more rakish C-pillar. Up front, high-tech digital headlights flank a new grille. The lavish new interior features a dramatic dash design and two screens; the horizontal one in front of the driver is similar to the one used in the current S-Class, and a Tesla-sized vertical screen extends upward from the center console. Powertrains will include the recently launched 3.0-liter straight-six and the AMG-developed 4.0-liter V-8—both featuring a 48-volt mild hybrid system—and there will be a plug-in hybrid version. The new S-Class will also boast Level 3 autonomous capability.

What’s Not: Of course there’s a Mercedes-AMG version in the wings. Expect a big-horsepower version of the 4.0-liter V-8, all-wheel drive, and available carbon-fiber trim inside.

When: Late 2020

How Much: $95,000 (est)

Hyundai Prophecy Concept

What’s New: As its description implies, this is a concept car—and a design you’ll never drive. Evidence? Its steering wheel has been replaced by twin joysticks, a perennial dream car crowd-pleaser. However, note that its name is Prophecy—and we suspect that’s no random choice. It’s a concept, yes, but also a shape that could very likely predict that of a future battery-electric production version. Most notably, Hyundai’s designers have gone to great lengths to minimize aero drag to maximize its range. For instance, note its strikingly Model 3–like nose (except for its multipoint “Pixel” headlights) and that carefully swept-back tail to keep airflow attached as long as possible. Don’t be surprised to see this shape someday sitting atop the skateboard platform created by EV startup and Hyundai partner Canoo.

What’s Not: Being a concept car, the Prophecy was penned on a clean piece of paper.

When: N/A

How Much: N/A

Lexus IS

What’s New: The IS is a midcycle refresh of Lexus’ entry-level sedan, last revised in 2016. Although the outside will certainly look different, with more LS-inspired styling, the IS’ underpinnings will be the same, albeit with revised suspension tuning and an improved chassis. The interior will be updated to reflect current design language, as well. Because this isn’t a wheels-up redesign, some elements will be familiar, but changes to the dashboard and infotainment setups will give the IS a fresh look inside.

What’s Not: We expect the powertrains to remain the same. That means a 2.0-liter I-4 making 241 hp in the base model, a 3.5-liter V-6 making 260 hp in AWD versions, and an uprated 3.5-liter V-6 making 311 hp in pricier trims.

When: Late 2020

How Much: $40,000 (est)

Subaru WRX and WRX STI

What’s New: Subaru’s aging WRX and WRX STI high-performance sedans move to the scalable Subaru Global Platform. Despite the cars’ new underpinnings and redesigned bodywork, the two rally-inspired sedans evolve the formula of past WRX and WRX STI models by maintaining staple features such as standard all-wheel drive and a powerful turbocharged flat-four engine. Look for the run-of-the-mill WRX to trade the current car’s 268-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder for a larger, slightly more powerful 2.4-liter unit that mates to either a six-speed manual gearbox or an available CVT. The big-winged, stick-shift-only WRX STI, meanwhile, is due to feature a nearly 400-hp variant of its sibling’s 2.4-liter four-pot.

What’s Not: Both the platform and the basic engine already underpin several other Subaru products.

When: Early 2021

How Much: $30,000 (est)

Toyota GR86

What’s New: Toyota and Subaru are making big changes for the second coming of the co-developed Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ. A new powerplant will steal the most headlines, likely the 2.4-liter turbocharged unit that makes 260 hp and 277 lb-ft in the Subaru Ascent—that would have the upcoming two-door making 55 hp and 122 lb-ft (!) more than the current Toyobaru. The replacement 86 will be rebranded as the GR86, similar to the GR Supra, to strengthen Toyota’s Gazoo Racing performance arm. Toyota is expected to supply the underpinnings for the new coupes, likely a version of the automaker’s modular TNGA platform.

What’s Not: Although it hasn’t been confirmed, we’re praying these two will retain a manual gearbox option.

When: Summer 2021

How Much: $30,000 (est)


What’s New: Mazda has blown up the 6 rulebook. Front-drive four-cylinder? Forget it. The next 6 will be rear-drive and powered by an all-new inline-six with Skyactiv-X spark-controlled compression ignition and a supercharger. An all-new eight-speed automatic backs up the engine, and Mazda’s i-Activ all-wheel drive will be offered. Although this powertrain will be first out the door, recent patents show Mazda is working on electrification ideas, including an electric motor mounted on the gas engine with additional in-wheel electric motors.

What’s Not: The design of the new 6 may be hiding in plain sight, previewed by the Vision Coupe Concept shown here (which is actually a sedan, or four-door coupe in modern marketing speak).

When: 2022

How Much: $28,000 (est)

BMW i4

What’s New: The i4 is BMW’s first stab at a midsize EV, and its first job is to take the fight to the Tesla Model 3. Everything from the massive kidney grill to the funky rear taillights will be new. BMW says it will have an EPA-estimated range of 270 miles on a full charge and will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds. The i4 will also be ready to (mostly) drive itself with radar, lidar, and other sensors hiding behind those inflamed kidneys. It’ll seat up to four, feature BMW’s swoopy Gran Coupe fastback styling, and be the first car to wear BMW’s redesigned logo.

What’s Not: BMW’s i and M brands still aren’t combining their efforts, so no performance models.

When: Early 2022

How Much: $55,000 (est)

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

What’s New: Having drifted far from its Super-Leicht roots, the completely redesigned SL is starting over as an AMG, built on the next generation of the performance brand’s exclusive sports car platform under the GT S, GT C, and GT R supercars. Differentiating itself, the SL will get a folding hard-top convertible roof and 2+2 seating, straddling the divide between the AMG GT roadster and the dying S-Class Cabriolet.

What’s Not: A slew of AMG engines are lined up for duty, from turbocharged and mild hybrid inline-fours and -sixes to twin-turbocharged and mild hybrid V-8s. Both rear- and 4Matic+ all-wheel drive will be offered, indicating a nine-speed automatic rather than the GT’s racy dual-clutch.

When: Late 2021

How Much: $100,000 (est)

Lucid Air

What’s New: Coming from much of the brain trust that created the Tesla Model S and every battery used in Formula E, the Lucid Air is in many ways the now-aging Model S’ spiritual successor. The car is a technology powerhouse, initially with 1,000 hp (and potentially 1,200 hp) from its dual electric motors—with a three-motor version in the plans. A key advance is its motors’ operation at a soaring 900 volts, miniaturizing the drivetrain. The result is unexpected passenger room inside, cloaked in a sublime shape penned by ex-Mazda design chief Derek Jenkins.

What’s Not: As Lucid’s from-the-ground-up first offering, it shares nothing with anything before it.

When: Fall 2021

How Much: $60,000 (est)

Mercedes-Benz EQS

What’s New: The EQS is the first of four mid- to large-sized electric vehicles—two cars and two SUVs—scheduled to come off Daimler’s new modular BEV architecture. As the name suggests, this is intended to be the electric equivalent of an S-Class and is roughly the same overall size as the current flagship Mercedes sedan. Despite a sporty roofline inspired by the CLS and AMG GT 4-Door, the BEV architecture follows the familiar skateboard format with a central underfloor battery pack and motors at each axle, which affords significantly more room for passengers and their stuff. The dramatic interior features a full-width screen spanning the dash and extending down to the center console.

What’s Not: Assorted pieces of suspension and brake hardware. The flush door handles and next-gen MBUX system will be shared with the new W223 S-Class.

When: 2021

How Much: $110,000 (est)

Audi TT E-Tron

What’s New: Audi’s shifting priorities killed off the TT as we know it, but the iconic coupe will live on in spirit with battery power. Although Audi and Porsche are working on the PPE platform for large premium EVs and the Taycan’s J1 platform will support Porsche electric sports cars, Volkswagen’s MEB platform will underpin the TT E-Tron. MEB’s dual-motor capability will provide Quattro electric all-wheel drive. As before, the TT EV will have snazzy styling, a practical hatchback, and a drop-top variant.

What’s Not: Like its combustion forebear, the Audi TT E-Tron will share parts with common Volkswagens from the MEB platform.

When: 2023

How Much: $50,000 (est)

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What’s New On the 2020 Mazda CX-9?

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 09:00

The current-generation Mazda CX-9 has been around since 2016, and it represented a critical step forward for the automaker. Based on the SkyActiv platform, Mazda’s midsize crossover got a polished look thanks to the new Kodo design language, making it more premium inside and out. Like with all Mazdas, the CX-9 is one of the best-driving SUVs in its segment thanks to its punchy turbocharged engine and well-tuned transmission. For the 2020 model year, the CX-9 got a midcycle refresh, and that includes important updates to its interior, as well as an increase in torque.

2020 Mazda CX-9—Captain’s Chairs

One of the biggest updates inside are the optional second-row captain’s chairs, which come with a center console between them, ostensibly for more comfort and luxury. The center console adds cupholders and two semi-deep storages. However, during our most recent three-row SUV Big Test, we dinged the interior of the CX-9 for its poor access to the third row, and part of that was because the center console takes up a ton of space in the small cabin. Although the second row looks premium and is comfortable, we’d skip that option if we were buying a CX-9 ourselves.

2020 Mazda CX-9—More Torque

For 2020, Mazda retuned the engine in the CX-9 to make a bit more power. The turbocharged 2.5-liter engine delivers up to 250 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque with 93 octane gasoline—a 10 lb-ft increase over the 2019 model. With 87-octane gas, the CX-9 is able to deliver 227 hp and 310-lb-ft to the front or all four wheels.

2020 Mazda CX-9—Off-road Traction?

If the CX-9 is equipped with all-wheel drive, the new off-road traction assist feature replaces the traction control button to help when driving on uneven terrain. According to Mazda, when the wheels lose traction, the assist will stop reducing the torque and increase the brake on the wheels that lost traction, which would transfer power to help the CX-9 to regain its course.

2020 Mazda CX-9—Standard Equipment

The Sport is the base trim for the 2020 Mazda CX-9, and the automaker made sure to add a long list of standard features that make it more premium than other mainstream rivals. Front cloth seats, power driver’s seat with lumbar support, 18-inch wheels, rain sensing wipers, heated outside mirrors, automatic headlights and high beams are some of the standard features in the 2020 CX-9. We wish Apple CarPlay and Android Auto were included in this trim, as they are only in the Touring and Grand Touring models. In terms of safety, the Sport is also equipped with Mazda’s i-Activesense features, which include radar cruise control, automatic emergency braking, collision warning, and lane departure warning with lane keep assist. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic assist are also on the list.

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Hey, Mercedes Is Making Upgrades To Its MBUX Infotainment System

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 09:00

Mercedes-Benz is continuing its drive to upgrade its MBUX platform—the brains of its in car suite of features and services. The never-ending end game is to better help drivers navigate their daily lives while they’re on the go by providing easy access to a wealth of data and information, entertainment options, and much more.

A driver has many ways to access the MBUX feature set in a Mercedes, with buttons on the steering wheel, a touchscreen interface, gesture control, and voice assist. But it’s the voice assistant, when paired with ever improved artificial intelligence algorithms, that Benz and parent company Daimler see as having the most potential and appeal for buyers.

What MBUX Learns About You

Short for Mercedes-Benz User Experience, MBUX uses AI to learn the driver’s behavior, is highly customizable, and works to adapt to and anticipate the user’s needs. For example, if the car recognizes that the driver calls the boss daily on the way to work, it will proactively pull up the phone number for them.

Mercedes is focusing on expanding the breadth of MBUX and is working hard to better understand natural language—meaning the normal way people talk, in native dialects, and using common phrases and ways of giving commands. In China, for example, the voice assistant now recognizes four dialects including simplified and formal Cantonese.  Mercedes is now making the Voice Assistant available in 23 languages.

I Want Asian Food But Not Sushi

The MBUX operating system is also getting better at understanding more complex demands, such as finding an Asian restaurant that does not serve sushi but does have free Wi-Fi, all of which would be tough to manually enter on a touchscreen, said Nils Schanz, head of User Interaction Voice Control at Daimler AG-Mercedes-Benz, in a call with media.

Other upgrades for Chinese consumers include the ability to order and pay for food delivery, so it is waiting at home or work. They can even order their movie ticket and select a seat while driving to their smart home and opening the garage door, all done via the MBUX system.

MBUX Rich Content Is Mind Boggling

Mercedes wants MBUX to stand out from the crowd for its rich content, Schanz said, and he’s not kidding. The range of available information that MBUX offers is becoming mind-boggling. It not only offers news, sports, weather, information about your vehicle and navigation, but it can also locate charging stations if you’re driving in, say, its EQC all-electric powered SUV. In addition, there’s the aforementioned ability to order movies and food, or you can check on a flight or train schedule, get information about points of interest, holidays, and school vacations, or access a dictionary and Wikipedia. In Europe this winter, the system also added snow reports for skiers.

Some of the other features on offer include: air quality alerts, a calculator, currency converter, calendar, horoscopes, zodiac signs, movie and TV information, poems, stories, internet radio, online music, solitaire and quizzes, smart home, stocks, lottery, and tourist attractions.

MBUX Has Hit “The Nerve”

The MBUX platform was introduced in 2018 on the A-Class and has proliferated across the portfolio since. While many of the newest updates to it are originating in China and Europe, they will roll out to all regions and all vehicles eventually. Mercedes hasn’t released the full North American rollout timeline yet, but the refreshed 2020 E-Class revealed earlier this year will have the latest version of MBUX.

“I think voice AI is the future in technology and automotive,” said Schanz. He backs this up with some convincing data that found 80 percent of Mercedes users say voice is the most important control element in the car; 83 percent of consumers believe voice commands make it easier to search for information, and 89 percent said voice commands make searches faster. “More than 80 percent of our vehicles are equipped with MBUX because the customers order it. This shows that we have hit the nerve.” Currently, Voice Assistant is an option, and Shanz said Mercedes will continue to offer the most advanced aspects of MBUX as optional equipment.

There is a compelling business case, as well. Schanz said that consumers will make an estimated $40 billion in purchases through smart speakers by 2022, and Mercedes forecasts automotive AI hardware, software, and services will grow from $2 billion to $26.5 billion by 2025.

Pros and Cons of MBUX

MBUX has received mixed results so far from the editors here at MotorTrend. While impressive, MBUX can sometimes be hard to use given that there are so many functions buried in submenus. But those criticisms center on the touchpad. The voice commands and touchscreens get high marks.

One pet peeve: The “Hey Mercedes” prompt that activates the voice assistant comes on whenever it hears the word “Mercedes.” At least in our experience, that word has a tendency to be brought up during the course of normal conversation. Granted, we talk a lot about the cars we drive, but it is annoying to be interrupted by the polite voice wanting to know how the car can help.

Eliminate ‘Hey Mercedes’ Voice Prompt?

Speaking of that sometimes pesky prompt, Schanz said the Mercedes team is exploring the option of removing a wake-up word. Although there are no plans to change the trigger word at this stage, the automaker is working on technology to get rid of the need for a word at all. “We are looking for a solution, but we are not convinced we need to change,” he said. He also believes customers are split on how proactive they want the AI-based elements of MBUX to be.

Part of the goal is greater ease of use as Mercedes continues to refine and improve MBUX, with most of the work done in house so it can react faster to changing consumer demands. Shanz and Mercedes recognize it’s all about the interface. Thus far, MBUX has managed to dodge the historical criticism that BMW, for example, took for its original clunky iDrive, Ford did for it bug-plagued MyFord Touch, or Cadillac got for the bumpy rollout of its CUE system.

MBUX Still Works with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Mercedes will continue to make its system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, though Schanz said only 10 percent of its customers use Apple CarPlay. Most prefer MBUX, which can do so much more, such as turn on the massaging seats. “We have clear advantages,” he said. That divide might grow deeper, given the continuing investment Daimler is ploughing into MBUX to make it ever better. “We won’t block CarPlay, our goal is to have a better system,” he added.

Schanz said that while the MBUX software is available to all regardless of the car’s price point, the key difference is hardware: More expensive vehicles could have better equipment such as larger screens with greater resolution and more features. But the overarching goal is the same: offer a world-class system in MBUX that is updatable and easy to use with the best graphics, intelligent learning, and voice assistant with natural language recognition on the market. To that we’ll say, Hey, Mercedes, that’s a good goal to have.

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Beaufort teams with Marchdown to acquire Peterborough estate

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 01:00
Beaufort Capital has completed a mezzanine and equity co-investment alongside Marchdown Holdings to acquire and refurbish an industrial site in Peterborough.
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Senior figures defend switch to online planning meetings

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 01:00
Doubters fear the public won’t be able to voice their objections as councils move committees online during the lockdown.
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Neil Young relaunches incubator consultancy

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 01:00
The former Get Living chief exec will advise fledgling resi and hospitality businesses.
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