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Mercedes improves MBUX voice assistant with acoustic travel guide

ByKeith M. Jones

Jul 16, 2022

Mercedes-Benz has informed that the Tourguide audio travel guide will be available on the EQS, EQE, C-Class, S-Class and AMG SL models as well as the new GLC and the new EQS SUV.

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HT automatic office

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Jul 16, 2022, 11:34 AM

Mercedes has also partnered with Zync to improve the in-car entertainment experience. (Mercedes-Benz)

Mercedes-Benz is bolstering its MBUX voice assistant with the new Mercedes Me service to make users’ journeys more entertaining. Mercedes will launch a Tourguide service as part of the MBUX voice assistant, where the Tourguide will be an acoustic travel guide that will read interesting information about attractions along the route on German roads while travelling.

Mercedes-Benz has informed that the Tourguide audio travel guide will be available in the EQS, EQE, C-Class, S-Class and AMG SL as well as the new GLC and new EQS SUV that the top automaker range began manufacturing last month. One can activate the service with a voice command like “Hey Mercedes, start Tourguide” and the infotainment system will read out detailed information about points of interest along the user’s route. Mercedes shared that initially the new audio travel guide will be available in Germany only and later will be rolled out to other countries.

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Once the user takes a break or leaves their designated route, the Tourguide service automatically turns off after 90 minutes. The driver can also deactivate the service at any time, always by voice or touch command. Mercedes explains that this service has a practical function which is automatic route guidance. If passengers are interested in visiting any location indicated by the Tourguide, all they have to do is select the navigation function and they will be guided directly to that location, without having to dictate or type in street or city names.

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Earlier, it was reported that Mercedes has also teamed up with Zync to improve the in-car entertainment experience. The California-based company has agreed to provide a high-end in-car digital entertainment platform for Mercedes-Benz. Through this, one can access a collection of a wide range of owned and third-party digital content on a single turnkey platform.

Date of first publication: July 16, 2022, 11:34 a.m. IST