This is the future of car tech
Virtual Mercs and Mustang pinball: Pat Devereux reports from the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show
Posted: 09 Jan 2014
The Nest integration is a little simpler. This is a normal thermostat, designed by the guy who penned the first iPod, but one that has been hit with the design magic wand. So instead of it being an angular cheap plastic box filled with fiddly microswitches, it's a pleasingly round object with a very clear and simple screen.
But its real party piece is that it programs itself, learning when and how much you turn on the heat in your house, then doing it for you. With the Mercedes collaboration, the idea is that the car will speak to the Nest and let it know when you are coming home. So you'll never be able to sneak up on it, and your house will be always be pre-warmed when you arrive. Whether you like it or not.