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Cup Holders Out, iPad Holders In

Kelli B. Grant

Senior consumer reporter and “Deal of Day” columnist Kelli B. Grant navigates the New York International Auto Show. Join her as she roams the exhibit floor Wednesday and Thursday before the show’s public opening on Friday, with dispatches here and on Twitter @kellibgrant.

Consumers may upgrade their iPad every year and their smartphone every two, but car manufacturers have been slow to keep up. Now in-car technology is accelerating.

The latest models from Mercedes-Benz incorporate a range of features that can update with your tech, including an iPad mount for rear-seat entertainment and cloud-based apps for web searches, directions and even stock market quotes. “It’s a really smart way to go,” says Jeremy Anwyl, vice chairman of pricing site Edmunds.com. “This way, [the car] doesn’t become obsolete when you switch out your technology.”

A spokesman says drivers can also integrate their smartphones. The Drive Style app — initially  shown at the Consumer Electronics Show this year as a concept — has since been green-lighted for public use, he says. Users can sync their phone with the in-car entertainment system for calls and to have emails and texts read aloud. Got Siri? Voice-commands are also an option, he says.

But experts still generally recommend minimizing other tasks while driving. “We’re finding that some of the technology to minimize distraction is, itself, pretty distracting,” says Anwyl.


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      Tool Mentor:
      Comparing and Merging Rational Rose Models Using Model Integrator
      This tool mentor describes how to use the Model Integrator to compare and
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      Related Rational Unified Process information:
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      Tool Steps
      To compare and merge Rational Rose models:
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      1. Prepare the models for merging
      Before merging models, it is a good idea to check each model with the
      Rational Rose Tools menu item. If errors are reported, those errors should be corrected before performing a merge with
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      2. Load and compare the models
      After starting Model Integrator, select the File >Contributors menu
      item, and then use the Contributors dialog box to load the models.
      With the models loaded, Compare mode highlights the differences between two or more models. Conflicts are displayed as well, but in Compare mode, the Merge icons are not displayed. You can switch back and forth between Compare mode and Merge mode, so you can begin a work session in Compare mode and then switch to Merge mode if you decide to merge the models. In Compare mode, you cannot make any changes to the model, and the Merge menu and toolbar functions are disabled.
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      14 February 2012, 15:31:45
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