Mercedes-Benz powered by Houndify
Sep 14, 2018
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The New Mercedes-Benz Infotainment System MBUX — Powered by Houndify

We’re pleased to share our latest integration of the Houndify voice AI platform: powering the Mercedes-Benz Infotainment System (MBUX). This integration improves the MBUX voice experience in the U.S. bound A-Class by bringing Houndify’s cloud-based voice control with natural language understanding to drivers and passengers. The A-Class is the first Mercedes-Benz model to feature the completely new MBUX infotainment system.

The MBUX is enhanced by our Speech-to-Meaning™ and Deep Meaning Understanding™ technologies to deliver unprecedented speed and accuracy in cloud-based voice recognition and responses. This also enables the interface to understand context, such as the user’s location or previous queries. By extending voice control beyond in-car functions and into the cloud, drivers and passengers gain access to additional features and information such as weather, local businesses, music trivia, stocks, sports scores, and more.

This integration comes on the heels of the announcement of our strategic alliance formed with Daimler AG and other partners, demonstrating our commitment to delivering world-class, customized user experiences powered by Houndify.

The MBUX creates a more personal connection between the vehicle and driver through intelligent voice control, resulting in a driving experience that becomes more useful and intuitive. The A-Class models will be available in the North American market in 2019.

Read the full partnership details and more about How Mercedes-Benz Built A New Generation of Voice Control with MBUX.

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