The new tech was showcased at the opening of the 2018 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas.
The Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) is an intuitive and intelligent multimedia system that will be coming with the new A-Class. But Mercedes is showing off a new infotainment system that leverages artificial intelligence and augmented reality, and it should enter production this year. All touchscreens are capacitive as are the touch control buttons, while the touchpad offers haptic feedback.
The voice assistant is also capable of learning language from its users, and vary its dialogue accordingly thanks to a cloud system which can evaluate input and choose appropriate responses.
Three versions of the MBUX will be available to A-Class customers: the entry-level version features dual 7-inch displays, while a mid-level system includes one 7-inch and one 10.25-inch screen. Heck, you can even say "I'm cold", and the system will automatically adjust the cabin temperature!More news: ISM manufacturing PMI rises to 59.7 in December from 58.2
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Mercedes is lagging a bit behind in terms of infotainment systems compared to the cusp of premium automakers, but they're about to change that with what the brand calls MBUX.
The artificial intelligence-equipped MBUX system can be personalized and adapted according to drivers' preferences, and features "over-the-air" updates. "The algorithm we use for this is optimized for on-board use in the vehicle and exploits the opportunities afforded by the latest chip generation".
Aside from making the riding experience of the driver and passengers of the auto convenient and fun, Mercedes said that MBUX creates an emotional connection between the vehicle and the people in it. Important reminders are given by the system as well like when the user needs to attend a meeting, call someone or go to a certain location at a given time.