Mobile World Congress, Cisco announced on Monday that it will start working with Mercedes-Benz to add the company’s WebEx conferencing tools to the dashboard of Mercedes vehicles.
The company seeks to turn the car into a mobile office, and it will start working on vehicles arriving in dealerships in the coming weeks.
The 2024 Mercedes-Benz E Class will be equipped with Wi-Fi in addition to a cellular data connection, according to the statement.
This means that drivers can download the WebEx application and it will appear on the vehicle’s infotainment system touchscreen, without connecting the phone to the car.
The users will be allowed to use the audio when the vehicle is moving and other features will be functioning once the car is parked for safety precautions.
Other features that can’t be used in moving are video meetings, automatic transcription, content-sharing, and reactions, according to Cisco’s statement.
Companies such as WebEx, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams witnessed a boost due to the pandemic, however, after the restrictions have been lifted, these companies are seeking new ways to expand.
Zoom has made a partnership with Tesla to equip the vehicles with conferencing tools. Noteworthy, Cisco is planning to announce other partnerships at the MWC telecoms conference in Barcelona this week.
WebEx is a multi-functional desktop video or audio conference call application, which allows you to meet with anyone, anywhere, in real time from your office or home.