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In 2019, Volkswagen Will Equip Its Cars With ChatGPT



In 2019, Volkswagen Will Equip Its Cars With ChatGPT

(CTN News) – It has been announced that by mid-year, Volkswagen’s voice assistant, incorporating ChatGPT into its cars, will be able to converse back and forth with users through a back-and-forth dialogue, the automaker said on Monday at a presentation in Las Vegas showcasing the technology.

Volkswagen presented its first vehicles equipped with ChatGPT at the CES electronics trade show in Las Vegas. Customers in North America and Europe will have access to this feature beginning in the second quarter of this year.

According to executives from Volkswagen and Cerence, both of whom partnered with Volkswagen to develop the technology, artificial intelligence can recognize and respond to a wide range of requests, including raising the temperature when it hears “I am feeling cold” and directing the customer to the nearest Indian restaurant when it hears “I want butter chicken.”

In an interview with Reuters on the sidelines of the CES trade fair, Volkswagen’s board member for technical development, Kai Gruenitz, mentioned that some features of a vehicle can now be adjusted without touching a button.

A lot of our customers do not want to manually adjust their seats, but rather use speech-to-text systems to adjust their seats, he added.

According to some critics, adding generative AI to vehicles, though a step in the right direction from the interactions currently possible, is far behind the AI leap that was expected a few years ago, especially with the use of fully autonomous vehicles.

The auto industry disagrees with this statement.

As a result, those who have Apple CarPlay, Android, or something similar will not be able to adjust the vehicle’s functionalities. That is what needs to happen next,” Gruenitz said.

What I think our customers are really looking for is a seamless, intuitive way to use their car, and I think that is what we offer.”

It has been said that Volkswagen was the first volume manufacturer to make the technology a standard feature in its compact segment cars, which is a first for volume manufacturers.

In March 2014, GM announced it was working on a virtual personal assistant (VPA) based on AI models that would be used behind ChatGPT.

It was announced in June that Mercedes-Benz has been running a test programme in which around 900,000 cars with the automaker’s “MBUX” system were able to download ChatGPT, with the possibility of users making movie or restaurant reservations from behind the wheel at a later date.


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