Though Google Home and Amazon Echo are mostly intended for use around the house, Meredes-Benz is looking to use the smart speaker's tech for hitting the road.
In December 2016, Mercedes-Benz announced the integration with the Google Assistant on Google Home.
There are several prerequisites for accessing the new system, such as having an active "Mercedes me" account and getting a "mbrace" subscription, which gives access to connected vehicle services.
Through the integration of the voice assistants, vehicle owners can also shoot addresses to their navigation systems for remote navigation input, as well as requests for points-of-interests, the report added. Then, you'll need to link the Alexa or Google Home app with your phone's Mercedes me app, through which you'll be able to use the voice control features.
Arsenal have broken new ground in the smart home arena by becoming the first Premier League club to launch an Amazon Echo skill which allows fans to stream matches.
Many Google Home users often complain that it lacks support for multiple accounts. These services also include Google products that are not yet compatible with Google Home. Through the Alexa Voice Service Program, Amazon is offering a hardware reference package that bundles the technology for use by partners and not charging for the privilege.
While Google Home has been trying to play catch up to Echo for a while now, it may be getting harder as Amazon's device out-Googles Google.
While the capabilities of these devices vary, they all have one thing in common: English is the primary and most robust language of interaction.
Ad executives have said that they plan to incorporate more advertising for smart speaker devices and its voice assistants in the future.
It's a helpful update for users who live in multi-person homes, and the feature gives Google a boost over Amazon in personalizing virtual assistants, as the Echo still doesn't have voice recognition.
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