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Mercedes-Benz Adds Amazon, Google Voice Assistance


Voice activated functions are rapidly expanding into cars. In the latest example, Mercedes-Benz plans to tap into digital voice assstants of both Amazon and Google. All new models now contain the capability, meaning car owners can use their home voice assistant to remotely lock or start ther car.

Mercedes-Benz announced today that all of its 2016 and 2017 vehicles in the US can now connect with both Amazon and Google’s digital voice assistants.

Starting today, Mercedes owners can instruct their Google Home or Amazon Echo to remotely start or lock their vehicles, as well as send addresses to their in-car navigation system. But a promo video by Mercedes shows a much more frightening use-case: using these digital voice assistants to compensate for incredibly stupid behavior, like leaving the house with both the iron and stovetops on at full blast.

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