Mercedes to offer Splitview Command, showing two video images at once

Seems like just yesterday we were extolling the virtues of having a screen in a car's front seat, and along comes Splitview Command, an 8-inch screen to be available in Mercedes S-Class cars next summer. It miraculously displays two video images at the same time, letting the front-seat passenger watch TV while the driver only sees navigation data and such.

We saw screens like this at the past two CES shows, and they're amazing. Their "filtering mask" tech works like those secret decoder rings that came in cereal boxes, where you shift the viewing angle and you see a different graphic — you really can't see the other screen at all. Add this to our list of must-haves in every vehicle.

Benz Insider, via CrunchGear