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Mercedes-Benz revealed a new user interface at the International Consumer Electronics Show ( ) on Tuesday.

M - Artificial intelligence, once just the purview of sci-fi films, is soon coming to a Mercedes-Benz near you - but its name isn't HAL, it's MBUX, or Mercedes-Benz User Experience.

The system uses a Linux base and actually has decent hardware for vehicle infotainment standards - 8 Gb RAM, a six-core CPU and graphics by Nvidia.

Mercedes will offer the cockpit screens in three different configurations comprising the instrument cluster and infotainment system: two 7-inch displays, a 7-inch display and a 10.25-inch display, and two 10.25 inch displays.

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The MBUX is a new user interface system that allows the occupants of the vehicle to issue commands to the auto using voice, touch or buttons.

MBUX debuts on the next Mercedes A-Class hatchback later this year. The display on the screens is visually very clear and modern-looking, while the menus are tiered to make the most-used functions immediately accessible. Similar to systems like Amazon Alexa, the voice-activated assistant can be summoned with the phrase "Hey, Mercedes". It learns and responds accordingly to the things the users say. A unique feature of the MBUX is the system's ability to learn your driving habits thanks to artificial intelligence. While some of those features are starting to become in luxury vehicles, Mercedes-Benz hopes MBUX will separate itself from competitors with its simple, intuitive design.

Khan said the system would allow drivers to talk to their cars the same way they might talk to friends, and would update to incorporate new slang terms. Important reminders are given by the system as well like when the user needs to attend a meeting, call someone or go to a certain location at a given time.

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