Tech giants such as Amazon, Google, Apple and Microsoft have launched virtual assistants based on artificial intelligence such as Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri and Cortana. But in the automotive industry, there are also many manufacturers who want to add more technology to their cars. Honda, for example, announced plans to showcase its own virtual assistant, honda Assistant, and other innovations, during next year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2020).
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Honda claims that its virtual assistant sits an unprecedented experience for new owners in terms of voice command recognition speed and execution accuracy.
But in terms of the reality of other manufacturers, such as Siri and Alexa, Honda may just be portraying a less convincing future.
But in terms of marketing, Honda does want to achieve a deep understanding of semantics in Honda Personal Assistant through patented technology.
In addition to a quick and accurate response, the virtual assistant is able to know the background of the session, such as vehicle location or pre-order requirements, to better help, the company said.
In the field of smartphones, such ideas are not revolutionary. But if Honda can do the same in the automotive field, I believe it’s what consumers would like to see.
For a call, the driver can call “OK, Honda!” This is consistent with other AI assistant calling keywords, and it is not immediately clear whether Honda will be willing to open its custom wake word.
At the CES 2020, Honda is expected to showcase a smartphone-based car-machine connection that is said to provide drivers with a safe, portable way to use their mobile devices while they are on the road.
Whether driving on the street or at 60 miles per hour on a highway, there is a significant security risk when it comes to distracted ingresss.
But if in-car smart assistant solutions such as The Honda Personal Assistant are popular, drivers can easily and safely switch to different functions in a voice-over manner.