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    Apple Car play on new E Class

    But if you look up Comand 5.5 on their site it actually gives you instructions on how to do it! OK, they are wrong..........
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    Apple Car play on new E Class

    It's a pity doesn't really cover it. It is really annoying that this functionality should just be dropped without warning. I noticed that SCDB has it listed on their site as working but the instructions are a bit strange? I tried to contact them but they only accept enquiries from paid up...
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    Apple Car play on new E Class

    Thanks Malcolm but there doesn't seem to be anywhere to import them. There are other threads about this here. It appears that W213 has NGT5.5 which is different. If however you have any suggestions, I would really like to hear them. Edit: I just looked at the download and the instructions show...
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    Apple Car play on new E Class

    I picked up my E350d Premium Plus (with 360 cameras, widescreen cockpit & metallic paint) at midnight 1st March from Mercedes Southend, who are great BTW. Faults that were not addressed immediately, none. Disappointing: Unable to load Personal POI's ( Safety camera warnings) like I had on my...
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    Apple Car play on new E Class

    I don't use podcasts but I would think that you can play them through the media system just like music. If you can ask SIRI to play a particular podcast it should work fine. I've never had a "Perfect " vehicle, there are always a few compromises. This one, comfort and suspension great...
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    Apple Car play on new E Class

    I don't use CarPlay but I do use SIRI. If you long press the voice button on the steering wheel, SIRI answers. That is quite handy sine the "Read Text" command works but neither write or reply are allowed in Comand. The ICE/electronics is not perfect but overall, I love my W213.
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    Apple Car play on new E Class

    Yip! When you switch to AirPlay a load of comand features become unavailable, including Nav. A bit frustrating!!
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    W213 - Anyone found some strange things with new Comand NTG 5.5 sat nav?

    I do get told to "take the exit towards brackets Reigat brackets". I also get told to keep left at Reigat hill then turn right! That really upsets everyone else lol.
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    W213 - Anyone found some strange things with new Comand NTG 5.5 sat nav?

    I have updated to the latest UK maps on my new E350. Lots of strange things but one REALLY annoying one. When you get to a junction I am told keep left to turn right and vis versa. It also shows in the lane indicators in the screens. So, "take the right hand Lane and then take the first exit on...
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    Parking Pilot not available on e-class launch?

    I have an E350d premium plus with 360 degree cameras. I can apparently BUY the licence for 3 years for £89 from the Mercedes Me site. Since I've only used the self parking once so far (just to see) I haven't got round to buying it yet. If you do, please come back and tell us if it is any good...
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    W213 Parking sensors

    That is interesting! I assume you have a W212? I wonder if they can do the same for the W213? I keep asking this but does yours continue to beep when the car stops or start to beep as soon as you engage reverse to warn you of the close proximity of an object?
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    Sales of new cars plummet as vehicle tax increase comes into force

    Since neither you nor the transport companies will be paying VED anymore, it will reduce your running costs. Also, since the government will definitely get the extra fuel tax AND won't have to pay an entire department to administer and enforce VED, it probably will not cost you anything.
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    Sales of new cars plummet as vehicle tax increase comes into force

    I'm with DrNick and have been for a long time. Duty on fuel is very hard to avoid so gets paid by everyone. The more you drive and the more luxurious your car, the more you pay. AND as a total bonus, VED dodgers disappear and so does the cost of administering VED! Everyone wins (except the...
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    W213 Parking sensors

    So tell me, do the beeps on yours only sound whilst you are actually moving? It just seems a little weird to me.
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    W213 Parking sensors

    Pat, here is the page from the guide:
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