Let’s let Mercedes explain: For instance, customers with Google devices can simply say, “Ok, Google, tell Mercedes me to start my car,” and it will remotely start the customer’s car.
In order to link their accounts, customers will have to download the Google Home or Amazon Alexa app and connect it with Mercedes me.
Around the same time, Hyundai announced a new partnership with Google to add voice control through the Google Home.
Mercedes-Benz customers will need an active Mercedes me account and an active mbrace subscription.
Starting today, Mercedes owners can instruct their Google Home or Amazon Echo to remotely start or lock their vehicles, as well as send addresses to their in-car navigation system.
as informed in All Mercedes-Benz models from 2016 and 2017 are now compatible with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, taking the smart home experience out on the road.
Mercedes-Benz is giving drivers an even smarter luxury experience and adding some AI assistant power to its newest vehicles.
Mercedes-Benz isn’t the only automaker adding AI assistant connectivity — Nissan and Volvo have Microsoft’s Cortana for their smart systems, Hyundai has Google Assistant, and Ford partnered with Amazon to bring Alexa to its cars.
Then, you’ll need to link the Alexa or Google Home app with your phone’s Mercedes me app, through which you’ll be able to use the voice control features.
You can check out the system in action in the demo below — just don’t get in the habit of leaving your iron and stove burning in your house, smart assistant or not.
as informed in The luxury vehicle maker just launched a new service that allows customers with 2016 and 2017 models to communicate with their cars using Google Home or Amazon Echo.
They’ll also need to own a Google Home or Amazon Echo home automation device.
Owners of new Mercedes-Benz vehicles can now remotely turn on the engine by issuing the above command.
Meanwhile, back in January 2016, Ford announced a partnership with Amazon that not only allows drivers to talk to their cars through Amazon Echo, but also enables them to control connected devices in their homes while on the road.
“Mercedes-Benz’s goal is creating an intelligent ecosystem around cars, and developing cutting-edge technology to make everyday life more convenient for our customers.”