Mercedes-Benz infotainment system hopes to be Siri of cars

The all-new Mercedes-Benz MBUX infotainment system, to debut in the A-Class, will feature Benz’s first-ever touch screen.

Today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its all-new User Experience Interface. This is a fancy term for the means by which drivers and passengers interact with the systems integrated into a vehicle, such as climate control, navigation and entertainment.Though it seems improbable, as recently as the first decade of the 21st century, the majority of this input was accomplished through the twist of a knob or the push of a button. The experience, like the...