Mercedes-Benz announced its integration with the Google Assistant on Google Home. Google Home, a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant, makes it possible to interact with the Mercedes-Benz vehicle from home. The feature will be available to Mercedes-Benz customers in 2017.
With this integration, Google Home users can send destinations to their Mercedes-Benz Cars; set and activate heating and cooling systems within their vehicles; find out fuel and charge levels; check lock status as well as interact with their cars in order to lock doors and more.
The collaboration with the Google Assistant is part of Mercedes-Benz’ long-term goal of creating an intelligent ecosystem around cars, and leveraging cutting-edge technology to make everyday life more convenient for their customers.
Mercedes-Benz is one of the first Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to combine the Google Assistant on Google Home with their vehicles, and signals another step forward in the company’s connectivity strategy—seamless and intelligent interaction between the customer’s Internet of Things (IoT)/Wearables devices and their Mercedes-Benz Cars.
In the last decade, we’ve seen a range of benefits when smart technology is combined with transportation. This newest integration shows just how intelligent the car of the future will be, and we plan to roll out more applications as the year progresses that will make daily life even more accessible and convenient.—Sajjad Khan, vice president of digital vehicle & mobility at Daimler