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Mercedes-Benz Reveals New Infotainment Technology at CES 2018

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Mercedes-Benz will reveal its original infotainment system — Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) — at CES 2018
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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2018), set to open tomorrow and run until the 12th in Las Vegas, will be host to a major, technological world debut from the luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz.

Scheduled to be unveiled tomorrow at CES, the “completely new infotainment system” – the innovative Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), is “based on artificial intelligence and an intuitive operating system,” reports Mercedes-Benz.

This totally new tech, designed to elevate the in-car experience, will be included as a standard feature in the “next car generation,” possibly in 2018, according to Mercedes-Benz.

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Auto enthusiasts and guests of CES 2018 will also be privy to the Mercedes-AMG Project One show cars, the Concept EQA, and smart vision EQ fortwo.

The Mercedes-Benz AMG Project One two-seater sports car was introduced to the automotive community at the International Motor Show (IAA); the intense hybrid is equipped with “one turbo engine and four electric motors” mated to an eight-speed manual transmission to accelerate to speeds greater than 350 km/h, reports Mercedes-Benz.

“Las Vegas is also the final stop of the “Intelligent World Drive”, with which Mercedes-Benz has tested automated drive functions on all five continents. This has enabled the experts to gather information from all over the globe in real traffic conditions in order to adapt future automated and autonomous driving functions to the country-specific user and traffic situations,” according to Mercedes-Benz. “The automated test drives in the greater Los Angeles area, and subsequently at the CES in Las Vegas, concentrated on the assessment of driving behavior in dense city traffic and on highways.”

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  • Connugy

    Please let it be smartphone (Android Auto / Apple car Play) compatible. Mercedes has THE ABSOLUTE WORST infotainment system going. Some advice…

    1) Stop saying “AI” FFS: It’s unimpressive (and spectacularly underwhelming), we just need it to work in-context for us.

    2) Impress us first by making your infotainment market-focused: That is to say, make it something we already know, like and (shock horror) even use – like SMARTPHONE integration.

    3) Don’t reinvent what already exists: Your new ecosystem will be an expensive (for you) suite which the informed buyer will avoid.

    4) We’ll be the judge of whether it’s intuitive or not. You said your last/existing system was intuitive. It was anything but.

    5) Remember that above all else, convenience drives consumer choice.

    So, don’t be an inconvenience. Please.