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