Mercedes-Benz Tests ChatGPT AI Voice Assistant in Over 900,000 Vehicles
Mercedes-Benz is now testing ChatGPT, OpenAI’s cutting-edge AI language model, as a voice assistant in its cars. The beta program will roll out to more than 900,000 US vehicles equipped with the brand’s MBUX infotainment system.
Starting June 16, drivers can activate the beta program simply by saying, “Hey Mercedes, I want to join the beta program.” The update, free of charge, will be installed over the air, enhancing the company’s existing voice assistant with ChatGPT’s capabilities.
The ChatGPT update promises a “more natural dialogue format” for drivers interacting with the MBUX voice assistant. Mercedes-Benz also touts “expanded task capability,” allowing users to ask complex questions and even discuss recipes.
Despite the excitement, some experts worry that ChatGPT could distract drivers. They caution that users may be tempted to engage the voice assistant for non-essential tasks, like checking social media or playing games.
Mercedes-Benz plans to closely monitor the beta program and make adjustments as needed. Additionally, the company will offer drivers the option to disable the ChatGPT update if they prefer not to use it.
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Will ChatGPT be the game-changer in Mercedes-Benz vehicles? Time will tell, but one thing is certain: this beta program marks a major milestone for both the company and the industry. Get ready to hit the road with AI by your side!