Mercedes is adding ChatGPT, a large language model from OpenAI, to its MBUX infotainment system in the United States. The feature will be available to beta testers starting on June 16, 2023.
ChatGPT is a powerful language model that can generate text, translate languages, write different kinds of creative content, and answer your questions in an informative way. It is trained on a massive dataset of text and code, and it can learn and adapt to new information.
In Mercedes cars, ChatGPT will be used to provide a more natural and conversational user experience. For example, you can ask ChatGPT to play music, set a navigation route, or find a nearby restaurant. ChatGPT can also answer your questions about the car’s features or the surrounding area.
Mercedes says that ChatGPT will be “a valuable tool for drivers and passengers alike.” However, some people have expressed concerns about the safety of using a language model while driving. It is important to note that ChatGPT is not a replacement for hands-on driving, and it should only be used when the car is safely parked.
The beta program for ChatGPT is limited to U.S. customers who own a car with MBUX. To participate, you can say “Hey Mercedes, I want to join the beta program.” If you are selected, you will receive an update to your car’s software that includes ChatGPT.
Mercedes plans to make ChatGPT available to all MBUX customers in the United States later this year. The company has not announced plans to bring ChatGPT to other markets.
Here are some of the things you can do with ChatGPT in your Mercedes car:
- Play music: Ask ChatGPT to play your favorite song, artist, or genre.
- Set a navigation route: Tell ChatGPT where you want to go, and it will create a route for you.
- Find a nearby restaurant: Ask ChatGPT for recommendations for restaurants in your area.
- Get information about the car’s features: Ask ChatGPT about the car’s features, such as the climate control system or the navigation system.
- Get information about the surrounding area: Ask ChatGPT for information about the surrounding area, such as the weather forecast or the traffic conditions.
ChatGPT is a powerful tool that can make your Mercedes car more enjoyable and convenient to use. However, it is important to use ChatGPT safely and responsibly. Always keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road when driving.