Is Apple doing some navi-system for Merc?

If you go by what the German mag Focus has been saying, then Apple’s been doing some R&D (secretly) for a new navigation system to fit the 2009 Merc cars. Focus also reveals that once the “six-month exclusivity period” with Mercedes is done with, other manufacturers will adopt the hardware. It might be that Apple will also use Google Maps for their navigation solution as on the iPhone.

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We’ll take this rumor with a pinch of salt till some exclusive photos or official news leaks from the Apple/Merc quarters.