By incorporating OpenAI’s ChatGPT into its MBUX Voice Assistant, Mercedes-Benz has taken a major step toward enhancing the voice control capabilities of its vehicles.
The luxury automobile manufacturer intends to make voice control more user-friendly and engaging. Beginning on June 16, 2023, a beta initiative for over 900,000 vehicles equipped with the MBUX infotainment system will be launched in the United States.
Customers can enter the beta program using the Mercedes Me app or the voice command “Hey Mercedes, I want to join the beta program.” This program will leverage the capabilities of ChatGPT, which is enabled by Microsoft’s Azure OpenAI Service and enterprise-grade cloud and AI platform.
The incorporation of ChatGPT into the MBUX Voice Assistant will expand its capabilities beyond simple navigation and weather inquiries. Users will be able to engage in natural dialogues, ask follow-up inquiries, and take advantage of features such as receiving sports and weather updates, learning about their environments, and controlling their smart homes.
Customers may join the ChatGPT-powered beta program by saying “Hey Mercedes”
The objective of the beta program, according to Markus Schafer, member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG and CTO, Development & Procurement, is to facilitate conversations with natural dialogues. Mercedes-Benz intends to provide a voice assistant experience that goes beyond basic voice commands by leveraging ChatGPT’s capabilities.
The beta program will be rolled out wirelessly, allowing participating consumers convenient access. This incorporation of ChatGPT demonstrates Mercedes-Benz’s dedication to utilizing AI technology to create more interactive and streamlined experiences within their vehicles.
Mercedes-Benz is taking a significant step forward in voice control technology with the addition of ChatGPT, providing customers with a more intuitive and conversational interface.
Mercedes-Benz is poised to deliver an enhanced driving experience that keeps drivers and passengers connected, informed, and entertained by integrating the power of artificial intelligence with their renowned MBUX infotainment system.