infotainment

2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class adds MBUX infotainment tech

Arabian Grey is a carryover color, and it looks great on the CLS.


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Mercedes-Benz’s excellent MBUX multimedia interface is slowly but surely proliferating across the brand’s entire portfolio. And the next model line to benefit from this tech will be the svelte CLS-Class, the automaker confirmed Wednesday.

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS450 and Mercedes-AMG CLS53 will come standard with the easier-to-use MBUX software, housed on a pair of 12.3-inch digital displays. MBUX allows users to control the infotainment by touching the screen, using the trackpad on the center console or via the thumbpads on either side of the steering wheel.

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Tesla Arcade adds Fallout Shelter, other infotainment enhancements


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Tesla Arcade is receiving a boost, thanks to the automaker’s latest software update, 2020.20. Elon Musk and Co.’s suite of in-car gaming apps, which leverage both the vehicle’s center infotainment screen and steering wheel controls, has gained yet another title: Fallout Shelter. Given these COVID-19-mandated shelter-in-place months, the idea of having Bethesda’s end-of-days, survival-vault-themed video game seems rather fitting, no?

Fallout Shelter will be one of the more contemporary games you can play when parked in your Tesla Model S, 3, X or Y. The bulk of the games released to the Tesla

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Audi’s latest infotainment system trickles down to more affordable cars

More tech!


Audi

Even Audi’s most affordable cars will soon be pumped with more technology. The German luxury brand said on Monday that its MMI 3 infotainment system will be available in almost every single model by this fall with planned 2021 model year updates.

The system’s been in Audi’s most luxurious cars for a while now, and it does away with most physical controls. Instead, two screens handle infotainment and HVAC controls, and it’s honestly pretty great overall. Of course, not every Audi supports the dual-touchscreen setup, so MMI 3 will be a little different in some more affordable

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