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Your Mercedes now takes orders from Alexa and Google Home

Your Mercedes now takes orders from Alexa and Google Home

If the smart home is so darn smart, why shouldn't the garage be too? Mercedes-Benz is expanding its cars' support for the popular virtual assistants, with select models now taking instructions from both Amazon's Alexa and Google Home. Although we're still some way from being able to ask an Echo to have your S-Class dispatched to your front door, the functionality could still be a time-saver in the morning.

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Mercedes’ 2018 S-Class gets a huge semi-autonomous upgrade

Mercedes’ 2018 S-Class gets a huge semi-autonomous upgrade

Mercedes may not have a fully autonomous car in dealerships quite yet, but the automaker has announced an improvement in its driving-assist technologies that will debut on the 2018 S-Class Sedan. The new Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive promises smarter auto-navigation by relying on pre-existing mapping data, while new sensors should give the luxury four-door a better perspective on the world around it. Meanwhile, there are also changes to how the car's self-driving status is communicated to the person behind the wheel.

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Mercedes teases the car it hopes will be catnip to millennials

Mercedes teases the car it hopes will be catnip to millennials

Mercedes-Benz has previewed its next big design change, with the Concept A Sedan giving us a hint of what a new compact four-door could look like. Revealed today at the Shanghai Auto Show, the new concept softens Mercedes' design language even further, building on the CLA with more swooping lines. Indeed, according to Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler AG, "the time of creases is over."

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Mercedes-Benz recall covers a million cars following fires

Mercedes-Benz recall covers a million cars following fires

A possibly faulty fuse has led to the upcoming recall of a million Mercedes-Benz vehicles, Daimler has announced. The issue has resulted in 51 known fires, 30 of which happened in the United States. Fortunately, no one was injured or killed in these fires. The recall will start this upcoming July when the automaker anticipates having replacement parts available.

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Uber adds autonomous Mercedes to roadmap amid #DeleteUber boycott

Uber adds autonomous Mercedes to roadmap amid #DeleteUber boycott

Uber's upcoming fleet of self-driving cars will including autonomous Mercedes-Benz, the two companies have announced today. The deal, between ride-sharing firm Uber and Mercedes parent Daimler, is the first example of Uber's autonomous platform opening up to a third-party car manufacturer. Under the terms, users will be able to use Uber's app to summon a self-driving Mercedes.

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car2go adds Mercedes to fleet as Daimler rewrites car ownership

car2go adds Mercedes to fleet as Daimler rewrites car ownership

If you've considered car sharing service car2go but been turned off by its diminutive Smart cars, a fleet of more impressive - and practical - Mercedes-Benz models might change your mind. The service has announced today that it's adding two models of four-door Mercedes to its fleet, initially in four locations across the US. That, car2go says, is in response to a successful trial in Canada, albeit with different models.

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2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 First Drive: AMG for all

2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 First Drive: AMG for all

You could argue that the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 is a double-tweener. Just as the E-Class slots in-between its C and S siblings, so the Mercedes-AMG line sits in the gap between the mainstream Mercedes-Benz series and full AMG cars. The automaker is upfront about the fact that it saw unfilled "white space" between models like the C300 and the C63, and figured there'd be an audience of drivers wanting some of the performance and cachet of the latter but at a more affordable price.

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Mercedes outs 2018 AMG GLA 45 4MATIC and 2018 E-Class Coupe

Mercedes outs 2018 AMG GLA 45 4MATIC and 2018 E-Class Coupe

Mercedes-AMG has brought a new performance version of the Mercedes GLA to Detroit, revealing the 2018 GLA 45 4MATIC. Revamped for the new model year, the sportier AMG GLA packs a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with 381 HP and 350 lb-ft. of torque, which Mercedes' tuning arm says is good enough for a 0-62 mph time of just 4.4 seconds. Top speed is an electronically-limited 155 mph.

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This Mercedes self-typing AI typewriter feels like real magic

This Mercedes self-typing AI typewriter feels like real magic

As experiments with artificial intelligence go, making a magical typewriter that collaborates on fairy tales probably wouldn't be your first idea. That's just what Mercedes Benz have made, however, as part of a demonstration of the power of AI. The result is both very "Harry Potter" and very cool.

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Mercedes is making Google Home your car’s PA

Mercedes is making Google Home your car’s PA

Your connected car will soon chatter with your smart home, with Mercedes-Benz announcing it plans to be the first automaker to integrate its vehicles with Google Home. The functionality was revealed at the Mercedes innovation center in California's Silicon Valley, and will see your car personified in the form of a companion virtual assistant alongside Google's own. Although the full demo is being saved for the automaker's CES 2017 showcase, it gave SlashGear a preview of the technology.

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Mercedes-AMG GT R sets Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time record

Mercedes-AMG GT R sets Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time record

The Mercedes-AMG GT R, during a recent test drive, clocked the fastest lap time ever on the Nurburgring Nordschleife, Daimler has announced. The lap took 7:10.9 minutes, and proved faster than all the other road-going sports cars tested by sport auto. “Numerous innovations and modifications bear witness that the road-going sports car has racing DNA in its blood,” Daimler boasts, saying the GT R spent significant development time on the track.

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All hail Mercedes-AMG’s E 63 S 4MATIC+, the anti-Tesla

All hail Mercedes-AMG’s E 63 S 4MATIC+, the anti-Tesla

With Tesla squeezing even more performance out of the Model S today, it's never been a better time to be an electric speed-addict, but what if your tastes lean more toward the Death Star than the plucky eco-resistance? The devils at Mercedes-AMG have just the answer, in the shape of the company's most powerful E-Class sedan ever. Dubbed the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+, it's 612 horsepower of fossil fuel burning magic.

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