The Intelligent Personal Assistant from Hyundai -Kia can suggest destinations based on appointments scheduled in the driver’s calendar or offer remote control of the car.
Hyundai Kia Automotive Group, owner of Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia , will include virtual assistants powered by artificial intelligence starting in 2019, according to Engadget .
The smart wizards built into cars Kia and Hyundai will use technology created by SoundHound , the music identification company recently has focused on creating an artificial intelligence software like Siri and Google Assistant.
The so-called Intelligent Personal Assistant can perform tasks such as suggesting destinations based on appointments scheduled in the driver’s calendar, or according to their preferences and past choices. It could also offer remote control of the car and the smart home using voice commands and, like other attendees, give information about news, nearby events or weather.
Hyundai and Kia’s virtual assistant will have their official presentation at CES next month. The goal of the South Korean manufacturer is to start testing it on production cars on real roads as of 2018, with the aim of incorporating it in their vehicles from 2019 .
Kia and Hyundai are not the only ones who are making a bet focused on artificial intelligence in the car. This is a growing trend. Manufacturers such as Toyota, Nissan and Honda have shown conceptual versions of specific virtual assistants that they intend to install in their cars. Others like Ford , on the other hand, are working with Amazon and other technology companies to incorporate existing attendees to their vehicles.