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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Connect Your GLE To Google or Amazon



Your Google Home and Amazon Alexa is already acting as a personal assistant, and a smart home controller; why not connect with your Mercedes GLE as well? Announced today, all 2016 and 2017 Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the United States can now connect with both devices to make your lives easier. This of course includes the 2016 GLE models.

Owners can now instruct their digital voice assistants to remotely start or lock their cars and even send addresses or point-of-interest requests to the car’s navigation system. This sounds like a handy feature until you take a look at the voice inputs.

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“For instance, customers with Google devices can simply say, “Ok, Google, tell Mercedes me to start my car,” and it will remotely start the customer’s car... With Alexa devices, customers can say, “Alexa, ask Mercedes me to send an address to the car” for remote navigation input and point-of-interest requests.”
Perhaps owners will get the hang of this system over time. In order to use the new integration, a Mercedes me account is required along with an active subscription to mbrace (Mercedes' car-connection app). Then the Google Home or Amazon Alexa app will need to be downloaded before connecting to Mercedes me.

To demonstrate what it looks like with Google Home, Mercedes-Benz has put together the short film below.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-23-2017, 06:28 PM
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Some of these tech advancements just seems wholly unnecessary to me. I don't need nor want to turn on my car with my mobile phone, call em old school but I'd prefer to use a fob with the GLE.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-24-2017, 03:51 PM
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That's definitely a bit too much for me. I think I'll pass with all of that. I feel like these things are still in the development stages and maybe I'll be a bit more comfortable with it later on when they're a common thing.
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I wonder how long it will take a hacker to start your car and drive off.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-26-2017, 02:46 PM
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Seen a video another day where they developed a portable range extender, so they essentially extend the range of your key fob and someone has the other end of a transmitter by your car and just gets in and drives off. With all this technology now a days, you can't really think with the sense of "someone will hack it and take it" , if someone wanted the car, they'll take it without issue.
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Seen a video another day where they developed a portable range extender, so they essentially extend the range of your key fob and someone has the other end of a transmitter by your car and just gets in and drives off. With all this technology now a days, you can't really think with the sense of "someone will hack it and take it" , if someone wanted the car, they'll take it without issue.
I think it operates the same way as Wifi signal extenders since at the end of the day these are radio frequencies, only difference in this case is its a different frequency.

I bet some research would turn up the same supplier/maker of extenders.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-28-2017, 02:38 PM
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Yeahh it's pretty much just like those. Apparently they made these units with literally $22 worth of hardware lol
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