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Hyundai Motor Develops, Commercialize In-car AI Technology
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Hyundai Motor Develops, Commercialize In-car AI Technology
  • By Jung Min-hee
  • January 19, 2017, 03:45
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Hyundai Motor showcased Ioniq Connected Car adopting the voice command-based AI assistant at the 2017 North America International Auto Show.
Hyundai Motor showcased Ioniq Connected Car adopting the voice command-based AI assistant at the 2017 North America International Auto Show.

 

Domestic drivers will also be able to access to a domestically produced artificial intelligence (AI) assistant service that can operate their in-car navigation systems and set the temperature of an air-conditioning systems with voice commands by the end of this year. Hyundai Motor Co. has succeeded in developing the voice-recognition AI assistant service with its own technology and plans to install it in its cars within this year.

Starting from the second half of last year, Hyundai Motor has established a strategic partnership with Google and Amazon and provided the service which allows car owners to start their cars and turn on the air conditioning systems with voice commands in English through a smart speaker at home.

With its in-car Korean-based AI assistant service, drivers also can enjoy various infotainment systems, including navigation and music playback systems, while driving. Considering the fact that cars, which are directly connected to the safety of drivers, require technologies that can remove noises and accurately understand voice commands at the same time, the new service is expected to be a new milestone of the Korean version of smart car.

According to industry sources on January 18, Hyundai Motor recently completed the development of in-car AI assistant service and is testing operation of the service. The company is repeating tests to further advance the service since it is crucial to have the ability to accurately understand the voice commands of drivers amid numerous variables and noises in the car.

Currently, some commercialized automotive voice-recognition technologies have repeated malfunctions. In addition, the company needs to have more advanced voice-recognition technologies as a malfunction of the AI assistant service can directly connected to the life of drivers when entering the era of autonomous vehicles.

Hyundai Motor is planning to release the voice command-based AI assistant service by the end of this year. The company is also developing a natural language-based AI assistant service, which can have conversation with drivers, now. It will be linked with Hyundai Motor’s “connected car Operating System (ccOS) to be developed and be realized as a customized infotainment service for drivers in the future.