The MBUX infotainment system evolves by offering to read your horoscope, to take advantage of family quizzes and, incidentally, to find out about the snow conditions of ski resorts. Finally, tu is required.
Today, selling a vehicle without infotainment and without compatibility with a smartphone is the assurance of losing customers. History of not leaving the field open to CarPlay (Apple) and Android Auto (Google), the car manufacturers had to move and be imaginative. Thus, everyone went there from their home interface where the difference is made on voice recognition and synthesis. Among the pioneers are BMW, Audi and Mercedes.
The same Mercedes who will bluff his world with MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience), an interface with artificial intelligence, but also with a voice command called Linguatronic , signed by Cerence (ex Nuance Communications), the genre specialist . Result, just call him a “Hey Mercedes” to ask him to perform any action in the vehicle, such as raising or lowering the temperature, finding a radio station, a restaurant, an address… The icing on the cake, this system is scalable and proves capable of integrating new words.
If one cannot change the mode of arrest – marketing obliges – as it is the case at BMW, the MBUX will be authorized on the other hand to adopt the tu from the month of April. Among the Germans, known worldwide for their humor (…), it is called “loosening your tie”.
Among the other expected features, the reading of your horoscope made possible once informed by voice its date of birth or its astrological sign. Christine Haas has only to keep well. For the moment, this service is offered in German and English.
Another service offered, fun and family-friendly: quizzes. To occupy our dear toddlers and avoid “what are we doing?” , MBUX plays the role of quiz master. The game consists of guessing the different capitals of the world using clues. Strongly the Question version for a champion or a karaoke function…
Finally, for ski enthusiasts, MBUX is transformed into a weather station, providing information on the snow conditions at altitude and in the valley, but also on the number of ski lifts offered and in working order.
In short, your Mercedes is on the way to becoming a second home capable of making you the conversation, or almost.