myQ Brings Voice-Controlled Garage Door Opening to Mercedes' Infotainment System
Chamberlain Group, a provider of smart access solutions, has partnered with Mercedes-Benz to add the myQ Connected Garage Control to the Mercedes-Benz MBUX Infotainment System. myQ enables cloud-based smart access control solutions, including the ability to control garage access from a vehicle's in-dash display or through in-vehicle voice control.
Mercedes-Benz drivers with myQ connected garage door openers can now access an in-vehicle, voice-controlled personal assistant to open, close and check the status of their garage doors from anywhere on the road.
"Consumers have indicated that having a voice-controlled garage door opening capability is highly desired in an infotainment system, consistently ranking in the top of the infotainment feature list," said James Trainor, vice president and general manager of automotive at Chamberlain Group, in a statement. "Additionally, the smart garage is the number one smart home device relative to the vehicle and, on average, garages are opened and closed more than nine times a day. We are excited to partner with Mercedes-Benz AG to become the first to offer voice activation to open and close the garage door from the vehicle's infotainment center."
MBUX voice activated garage control works exclusively with myQ smart garage door openers. Most new garage door openers manufactured by Chamberlain Group, including LiftMaster and Chamberlain, come with integrated myQ technology. However, myQ technology can be easily added to all leading brands of garage door openers via a myQ Smart Garage Control.