June 08, 2020 - MBUX can check the stock market, order a chauffeur to drive your car back home or tell you whether your favorite team won or lost that important match today. Admittedly: What MBUX can do for you, still depends on the country the system is used. But since its world premiere, the infotainment system has been praised for its voice control management, which doesn’t even require special commands. The development of the infotainment system MBUX and its integration into our vehicles is one of the responsibilities of Georges Massing, Vice President Digital Vehicle & Mobility at Mercedes-Benz AG. In this episode of HeadLights he speaks about the inspirational moment he had when talking to his five-year-old son about voice control, he reveals which features of MBUX he likes the most and he explains, why we decided to launch the system first in our new A-Class.
If you were able to listen to music in the car, have a phone, navigate and come up to your destination on time without being stuck in a traffic jam driving in a Mercedes, then I’ve done my job great. I want to make sure that when you’re driving a Mercedes you, the customer, get all the functions that are needed.
About Georges Massing
Georges Massing was named “Mr. MBUX” by the former CEO of Daimler AG, Dieter Zetsche. As Vice President Digital Vehicle & Mobility, the development of the infotainment system MBUX and its integration into our vehicles is one of his responsibilities. He began his career in 2001 in DaimlerChrysler’s international trainee program. From 2002 to 2007, he held various positions in procurement and in the development department for A- and B-Class. After that, he worked for Magna and BMW, before returning to Daimler in 2016.