When Pocket-Lint chatted to Gorden Wagener \u2013 chief of design for Daimler (Mercedes and Smart) at the Paris auto show, he told us that Smarts are the iPhones of the car world. Sorry to disagree with you Gorden, but we\u2019ve already awarded that accolade to the new Golf.Yet in an effort to make the brand have even greater appeal to young people and to seem more digitally switched on, Smart\u2019s taken the unusual step of presenting its "Forstars" concept in Paris with a digital projector mounted in the front of the bonnet, so you can screen your own, er, drive-in movie.You can read more about the technical details of the car in our news piece, but while in Paris we went hands-on with the Forstars on the show floor. Well, we say we went hands-on, but in truth, motorshows aren\u2019t the best place to screen movies from your smartphone. Especially when there\u2019s precious little Wi-Fi around and earth-shatteringly bright lights everywhere. So the first time we went to have a look at the Forstars, the projector wasn\u2019t hooked up and displaying. And the second time, we couldn\u2019t get near the thing because the President of France was taking a look - and no one would let us within 50ft of him, or it.Still, we spent enough time with it to give you the lowdown. The Smart\u2019s projector is based around the iPhone as its content platform. You can simply sync your fruity phone device with the Smart\u2019s Bluetooth and play YouTube or video you\u2019ve captured yourself via the projector, which picks up the stream of data from the Bluetooth connection. But while Smart was demoing it with the phone in the user\u2019s hand, the neat bit is that the rear-view mirror has a slot which acts as a holder for the phone. When it\u2019s not beaming movies to the projector - which you can do only while stationary, naturally - the phone displays images from a feed from the rear-view camera.The integration of the projector in the bonnet itself is quite neat: it sits in the opening that you expect to be an airscoop feeding an airbox or intercooler. But the Smart\u2019s electrically driven, like all concept cars these days, and it doesn\u2019t need anything as old-fashioned as that, so it\u2019s a fake vent - which can be stuffed full of projector gubbins. Smart weren\u2019t saying what make the projector was, but we hope that it comes with a retractable cover for the lens, otherwise the consequences of a stone whacking (and chipping) it while on the move could be a chunk more expensive than your typical touch-up paint tin. Handily, the electric drive motor means you needn\u2019t worry about the traditional, internal combustion engine car problem of the 12v starter motor battery running down while you\u2019re using it to project your movie either.Jokes aside though, the cinema projector system shows that car makers\u2019 imaginations are starting to free up a bit, thanks to the liberating qualities of digital media. Given most of the content in this Smart comes from the phone, the cabin is otherwise really lovely and spare - with hammock seats and super-cool retro visible fan blades in place of air vents for the ventilation system.More importantly, this Smart signals that the company is serious about expanding its line up - probably making some kind of coupe\/suv cross and also in making inroads into the US market. It\u2019s much longer than the ForTwo city car, at 3550 mm long - the two seater\u2019s about 2600mm - and shares its underpinnings with the pick-up style "For-US" concept that was shown earlier this year at the Detroit motor show. For-US was a play on words, the German firm tacitly acknowledging that to break into the US market properly, it needed to make the Smart a little bigger.So why "Forstars" as this concept\u2019s name? Well, according to the company, it\u2019s a tongue-in-cheek joke reference to the transparent qualities of the coupe roof, meaning that at night, passengers can look up and see the stars in the sky, which goes to show why the Germans have always been famed for their brilliant sense of humour.Some of the images in this article are from\u00a0Brett Patterson and Newspress.