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New Mercedes-Benz A-Class' tech may give Silicon Valley a run for its money

Its debut comes as carmakers are embroiled in a tech arms race

Reuters  |  Amsterdam 

Daimler's new Mercedes A-Class, unveiled on Friday, includes the German automaker's own machine-learning and voice recognition technology in one of the industry's boldest attempts so far to take on Silicon Valley's finest. The Mercedes "MBUX" dashboard system to be rolled out across the lineup is about as capable at understanding what you say - and more importantly what you mean - as Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri or Alphabet's Google Assistant. Its debut comes as carmakers are embroiled in a tech arms race, raising questions about the ultimate ...

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First Published: Sat, February 03 2018. 10:14 IST
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