- New Mercedes-Benz E Class vehicles will be equipped with Webex
Meetings and Calling and utilize Webex AI audio capabilities to
enable greater flexibility for the hybrid workforce – while
putting safety at the forefront.
- Drivers benefit from a secure and intuitive collaboration
experience with Webex.
- Partnership reinforces Mercedes-Benz and Cisco's joint
commitment to innovation in hybrid work and connected
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at Mobile
World Congress, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced it is working with
Mercedes-Benz to provide an optimal mobile office experience in its
new Mercedes-Benz E Class vehicles. In today's era of hybrid work,
people expect an exceptional experience regardless of how and where
they work – and the car is no exception. This partnership will help
people get work done safely, securely, and comfortably in their
vehicles, with the modern luxury and intuitive features that
Mercedes-Benz and Webex customers are accustomed to.
Mercedes-Benz is committed to innovating its vehicles for the
modern, digital era; and partnering with Cisco was a natural fit
given the company's leadership in secure, intuitive collaboration
with Webex. The future of transportation is here now – and this
partnership marks a momentous step forward with in-vehicle
innovation and experiences.
Mercedes-Benz and Cisco are jointly addressing the needs of the
ever-evolving hybrid workforce. The partnership makes it possible
for an architect in the parking lot of a job site to collaborate
with their team back at the firm, for example, or take a meeting
between visiting a client and picking up the kids from after school
Together, the companies are transforming the car into a home
"Hybrid work is centered on the work you do, not where you do it
– whether it's in the office, home, car, or anywhere in
between," said Jeetu Patel,
Executive Vice President & General Manager, Security &
Collaboration, Cisco. "The mobile office cannot progress without
the reliable and secure collaboration technology that only Cisco
can provide. This partnership with Mercedes-Benz, a leader in
automotive luxury, marks a big step forward in delivering the
flexibility that the hybrid workforce demands."
Enabling Frictionless Meetings and Calls
be able to conduct frictionless meetings and calls with Meetings
and enterprise grade calling with Webex. These features are all
part of the Webex Suite, which provides the continuous, secure, and
reliable connectivity that Cisco is known for. Webex's proprietary
audio intelligence technology offers best-in-class noise
cancelation, enhancing the experience for the driver and any
passengers working in the vehicle. Webex's technology makes it
easier to hear and be heard by singling out and boosting the
clarity of an individual's voice while eliminating distracting
background noises, such as road noise and, at times, co-passengers
talking, that come with the flexibility of conducting meetings and
calls from the vehicle.
Core to this announcement is
safety: when the vehicle is moving, meetings and calls will use
audio-only. When parked, users can harness Webex's full immersive
collaboration experience in their E Class, including video
meetings, automatic AI-powered transcription, content sharing, and
reactions (such as a thumbs up or celebration emoji).
The interior of the 2024 Mercedes-Benz E
Class was previewed on February 22,
2023. The new vehicle will be equipped with Wi-Fi and
cellular data connection, among many other things. Using either
connection, drivers can download the Webex App from the Mercedes
Benz Car App Store to appear directly on the touchscreen of the
vehicle's infotainment system, eliminating the dependency on phone.
This offering will be available globally in the new Mercedes-Benz E
Class vehicles, which are expected to arrive at dealerships this
Cisco works with over 32,000 transportation organizations in 169
countries worldwide and has 25,000 patents in the transportation
space. This partnership with Mercedes-Benz is part of Webex for
Automobiles (blog here), including Webex Meetings for Apple CarPlay
and its collaboration with Ford Motor Company.
Mercedes-Benz Group AG,
headquartered in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim, is responsible for the
distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz
products in the United States.
MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse lineup in the luxury segment
with 15 model lines ranging from the sporty GLA SUV to the flagship
S-Class and the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series. MBUSA is also
responsible for Mercedes-Benz Vans in the U.S. More information on
MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com and
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