The luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz will integrate artificial intelligence into more than 900,000 vehicles as part of a new trial of a ChatGPT-based voice assistant system.
The company advertisement on June 16 that Owners of vehicles equipped with the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) interface, which currently supports more than 900,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the United States, can now access this optional beta feature.
Mercedes drivers can sign in to the new AI-based voice assistant by saying “Hey Mercedes, I want to join the beta program” while sitting in their car. Alternatively, users can join by signing up via the “me” app from the car manufacturer.
(1/2) #Mercedes Benz is adding ChatGPT to the #MBUX Voice Assistant “Hey Mercedes” as part of a beta program in the United States. This way, voice control in MBUX enabled vehicles will become even more intuitive.
— Mercedes-Benz Press (@MB_Press) June 15, 2023
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The German-based manufacturer has explained that ChatGPT will “complement” your current voice control function by expanding its current capabilities:
“While most voice assistants are limited to predefined tasks and responses, ChatGPT takes advantage of a large language model to greatly improve natural language understanding and expand the topics you can respond to.”
The ChatGPT integration will allow users to ask the voice assistant questions related or not related to the driving experience, something to which the chatbot can reportedly provide “exhaustive answers.”
All voice command data collected by the voice assistant will be stored in the Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Cloud system, where it will be anonymized and analyzedaccording to the firm.
The future is now – with the INTELLIGENT PARK PILOT some variants of the #EQS are prepared for driverless, highly automated parking (SAE level 4). The only question that remains is, are you? #Mercedes Benz #EaseofParking pic.twitter.com/s8HnKW3zwC
—Mercedes Benz (@MercedesBenz) June 15, 2023
The future is now: with the INTELLIGENT PARK PILOT some variants of the #EQS are prepared for driverless and highly automated parking (SAE level 4). The only question that remains is, are you?
The beta program is scheduled to last three months. After that period, Mercedes-Benz will reassess whether it plans to further develop the ChatGPT-enabled voice control feature.
While this marks the car company’s latest step into AI, Mercedes-Benz has been involved in blockchain-related projects for several years.
In January 2022, the car company partnered with several non-fungible token (NFT) artists to celebrate its G-Class series model. The manufacturer also started using the Ocean Protocol blockchain to collect various user data in July 2020.
In March 2018, the firm also launched its own cryptocurrency to reward eco-driving.
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