Over last couple of years, major automobile manufacturers have become increasingly more reliant on Google and Apple to bring smartphone experience within their vehicles. Earlier this week, Kia announced that it is working to bring Google Assistant into the company’s vehicles. However, other major auto manufacturers are working on their own infotainment systems to bring more unique experiences with their own models. Earlier today in CES, Mercedes-Benz has announced its upcoming MBUX infotainment system.
Mercedes’ infotainment system will come standard in next A-Class models as the company expects that it will reduce the company’s need for Apple and Google provided systems. The infotainment system offers similar functionalities to those offered by both Google and Apple as drivers will be able to control navigation, music as well as thermostat by using the always-listening voice controls.
In addition to the controls, Mercedes revealed that the upcoming infotainment system will be able to recognize slangs thank to the natural-language skills powered by Nuance.
In addition to standard voice controls, the infotainment system will feature stereoscopic 3D tech which will offer true illusion of depth while a graphical picture of the car will make it easier to alter settings via the touchscreen.
At the moment, we will have to wait few more weeks to find out if the latest infotainment system will live up to everyone’s expectations as the A-Class vehicle will be unveiled later next month.