Just in case you’re running out of places to get your work done, Mercedes-Benz has a solution that might surprise you. In a preview offering of its new E-class sedans, the German auto company displayed that in addition to the cars’ luxury dashboard and control features, a partnership with Cisco has allowed them to turn the E-class into a mobile office.
With their sights set squarely on the growing hybrid workforce, the pairing of Mercedes-Benz and Cisco has allowed the introduction of Webex Meetings and Webex AI audio to the new E-class sedans. This means work calls with “best-in-class noise cancellation,” access to content sharing functions, emoji reactions, and even AI transcription services. When parked, video calls are on the table, all through a Webex app in the Car App Store, meaning there’s no need to fumble with your phone.
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Mercedes-Benz is positioning these new features to busy employees who might need to catch up on work between the home in the office, or give greater freedom to work even when you also need to run by the store or drop the kids off at soccer practice.
“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.”
The new 2023 E-class sedans will be hitting dealerships this spring.