Leading German automotive manufacturing company, Continental will debut its Multi-Function Smartphone Terminal (MFST) in the luxury car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz's E-Class sedan.
The terminal will allow the driver to wirelessly charge a smartphone and operate a range of device functions in the vehicle safely and conveniently said Continental. And they are delighted that it will debut in such an innovative and high-quality vehicle as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
Michael Crane, Vice President Body & Security North America at Continental said that their entire team is delighted about the debut its technology in the E-Class.
He further added that drivers will benefit from the convenient wireless charging function as well as seamless integration of the mobile device in the vehicle.
The driver will have to place the device in the compartment of the centre console to wirelessly charge the smartphone.
Virtually almost any mobile device can be charged inductively, it will only need to comply with the "Qi" standard specified by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) or be upgraded to enable it.
The MFST in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class also features automatic wireless Bluetooth pairing of the smartphone with the support of the external antenna and the head unit of the E-Class.
The user or the driver only needs to activate the Near Field Communication (NFC) function also, the NFC technology allows using the smartphone being used as a digital vehicle key for secure authentication.