Created as a replacement to the firm’s COMAND system, MBUX is Linux based and incorporates a GPU from Nvidia and 8gb of RAM. It is feature rich and much easier to operate, complete with an interface that’s just two menu levels deep.
Speaking to Car Advice at the premiere of the new A-Class, head of research and car development at Mercedes-Benz, Ola Kaellenius, confirmed MBUX will be introduced to all the brand’s vehicles “within a couple of years.”
Beyond offering simplified touch interaction, MBUX adopts a natural language voice recognition system similar to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. After speaking the phrase ‘Hey Mercedes’, users can control most vehicle and infotainment functions with their voice.
In the A-Class, MBUX will be offered with either two 7.0-inch screens, two 10.25-inch screens or a mixture of the two display sizes.
Larger models in the Mercedes-Benz family, such as the S-Class, are currently sold with two 12.3-inch displays. Head of user interaction at Mercedes-Benz, Georges Massing, confirmed that the MBUX hardware and processes can be installed into existing models.