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Mercedes Adds Alexa Capability to Newer Model Cars

There’s been a lot of talk about Alexa integration from various car manufacturers, with many promising capabilities by year’s end. Mercedes has now released its initial Alexa skill which brings several key and valuable features.

The skill, Mercedes me, allows customers of Mercedes cars 2016 or newer to Remotely lock the doors, remotely start the engine, send an address or point of interest to the in-vehicle navigation, and manage multiple vehicles.

Examples of things you can say after enabling the skill…

“Alexa, tell Mercedes me to lock the car.”
“Alexa, ask Mercedes me to start the car.”
“Alexa, ask Mercedes me to send an address to the car.”
“Alexa, ask Mercedes me to find Starbucks coffee near me.”
“Alexa, tell Mercedes me to update my primary car.”

The skill is only available in the US currently and, even though it supports multiple vehicles, it will only work with a single primary vehicle at a time. Additionally, it requires a Mercedes mbrace subscription that is linked to your Alexa account. An mbrace subscription is free for 5 years with the purchase of a new Mercedes.

Where to get it: You can locate the Mercedes Me Skill in the Amazon Alexa app, enable it using your voice, or use the following web link: Mercedes Me

Alexa is available for Amazon devices Echo, Dot, Tap, Fire tablets, and Fire TV, but also on iOS, Android, and the web with Reverb.ai.


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