The 2018 A-Class from Mercedes-Benz brings a major technology update to the luxury compact car segment in the form of artificial intelligence. The fourth-generation A-Class features a “first of its kind” native voice assistant built into the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system.
The voice prompt is just one of four ways to interact with MBUX; the other three are a touchscreen, touchpad on the centre console with haptic feedback, and touchpads on the steering wheel.
Similar to Siri and Google Assistant, the MBUX system responds to voice commands prompted by “Hey Mercedes”.
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