Korean automobile manufacturers, namely Hyundai and Kia, plan on including built-in virtual assistants in their vehicles from 2019 onward. According to a report by Tech Crunch, the company plans on including AI-powered assistants in vehicles.
The Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology included in vehicles will be powered by Sound Hound, which is a well-known, music identification company. The firm only recently began focusing the attention of AI agent software. They currently make products that come in direct competition with high-end AI assistants such as Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant.
The Korean automobile manufacturers plan on making use of these digital assistants in order to assist the drivers. The assistant would be able to carry several functions including suggesting destinations on the basis of the user’s calendar or previous experience or past preferences and choices. Furthermore, the assistant would also come with a special design wherein they could offer car and smart home control through direct voice command made by the owner.
This will work just like Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home or Apple Siri works. The assistant would be able to provide important information regarding news and weather, for that matter.
The report by Tech Crunch goes on to state that this technology is going to be launched at the official CES scheduled to take place next month. However, the technology won’t be made available for widespread use until 2019 at least. Artificial Intelligence-powered assistants are becoming the norm of the day. As noted by Tech Crunch, “Kia and Hyundai might seem like they’re making a future-focused bet on in-car AI here, but it’s actually a growing trend an area of focus for automakers. Toyota, Nissan and Honda have all demonstrated concept versions of car-specific assistants they intend to eventually make available.”