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Mercedes-Benz Tests ChatGPT in Cars: Answering Complex Questions on the Go

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Mercedes-Benz trying out ChatGPT in their car models (Image-: Getty Images)

Mercedes-Benz, the renowned luxury car manufacturer, is pushing the boundaries of in-car technology with its latest innovation. By integrating ChatGPT, an advanced language model, into their vehicles, Mercedes-Benz aims to provide drivers with an unparalleled experience of receiving answers to complex questions while on the road.

According to The Verge, The company says drivers will be able engage the chatbot in a variety of conversations, asking “for details about their destination, to suggest a new dinner recipe, or to answer a complex question” — all “while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.”

Mercedes-Benz will be launching a beta program that extends to more than 900,000 vehicles in the United States, all of which are equipped with the advanced MBUX infotainment system. Drivers will have the opportunity to participate in the experimental program starting from June 16 by simply using the voice command, “Hey Mercedes, I want to join the beta program.” Once activated, the update will be seamlessly installed over the air at no cost, significantly expanding the functionality of Mercedes-Benz’s existing voice assistant by integrating ChatGPT technology.

The following Tweet was done through Mercedes-Benz Press yesterday where it was seen that ChatGPT has been Beta tested by the automobile giant,

Mercedes-Benz with ChatGPT optimization (via- Twitter/ @MB_Press)

Nevertheless, the integration can also be viewed as a strategic move to leverage the growing popularity of artificial intelligence. In a blog post highlighting the collaboration, Microsoft, which is providing support for the beta test through its Azure cloud system, proudly emphasizes the enhanced capabilities that the ChatGPT upgrade will bring to Mercedes-Benz drivers. This includes the ability to engage in more advanced interactions, enabling them to inquire about intricate topics and even engage in conversations regarding recipes.

However some additional benefits of using the Open AI in the cars could be listed below-:

  • On-Demand Information-: Drivers no longer need to rely solely on their smartphones or other external devices for answers.
  • Enhanced Safety-: By having access to a comprehensive information source like ChatGPT, drivers can obtain crucial details about road conditions, weather updates, or navigation queries without taking their eyes off the road.
  • Personalized Assistance-: ChatGPT can adapt to individual preferences and provide personalized responses. It takes into account a driver’s previous interactions and learns from their behavior, enabling it to offer tailored suggestions and recommendations.

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