The networking of the physical with the virtual world in the IoT (Internet of Things) is making life easier. Cloud-based voice services such as Amazon Alexa are supported by AI (Artificial Intelligence). Customers of Mercedes?Benz now have the opportunity to use these solutions for their cars too.
Mercedes-Benz for customers in Germany and Great Britain certain functions in the car can now be controlled with the Amazon Alexa voice service via Mercedes me. The new “In-Car Office” service is also systematically putting officesolutions in the car and facilitates intelligent access to your personal calendar.
With the “In-Car Office” service Mercedes drivers can use certain office functions directly in the vehicle and access important data – almost as if they were in their office. The intelligence required for the service is stored directly in the infotainment system of the vehicle and in the backend. The vehicle just needs to be equipped with COMAND Online and have an active data connection. The new Office function is currently available as a Mercedes me connect service for the C?Class and GLC.
Alongside the device from Amazon, Mercedes-Benz customers require an active Mercedes me account. In order to use the service the Amazon Alexa app has to be downloaded and connected to Mercedes me. The service was earlier launched in the USA, it is now also available for Germany and Great Britain. The corresponding service for Google Home will be launched soon.