New Volkswagen I.D. buzz to come packed with artificial intelligence

Jan 9, 2018 | 2970 Views

In the coming Volkswagen I.D. Buzz has built in artificial intelligence using which it will be able to recognize your face as you approach it and then set up the interior just the way you like. The company is using Nvidia's Artificial Intelligence, it was announced at CES 2018.

"In just a few years, every new vehicle should have AI assistants for voice, gesture and facial recognition as well as augmented reality," said Jensen Huang, ceo of chipmaker Nvidia, which will power AI on the microbus. "Working with Volkswagen, we are creating a new generation of cars that are safer, more enjoyable to ride in than anything that has come before, and accessible to everyone."

Last year Nvidia had revealed its Xavier processor, a new chip that is capable of powering various AI features, including Drive AV function that can allow self-driving cars. At this year's CES, Nividia partnered with Volkswagen and introduced new features called Drive AR & Drive IX.

Volkswagen is calling one suite of features offered by Drive IX "Intelligent Co-Pilot," which offers facial recognition that remembers your mug and unlocks the car for you as you approach. It will also remember what language you speak and set the voice recognition to match. Drive IX can also provide driver alerts for bicycles, gesture recognition for user controls and gaze tracking to combat driver distraction. It'll even set up the seat just the way you like it.

Drive AR will offer augmented reality, which will enhance safety by highlighting various information for the driver.

These systems can be updated all throughout the life of the vehicle by software updates and are capable of gaining new features as further developments take place in autonomous driving. With the help deep learning, cars will become capable of assessing situations & analyzing behavior of other drivers on the road which will enable the car to become smart & make the right decisions.

"Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the car," said Volkswagen CEO Dr. Herbert Diess. "Autonomous driving, zero tailpipe emission mobility and digital networking are virtually impossible without advances in AI and deep learning. Combining the imagination of Volkswagen with NVIDIA, the leader in AI technology, enables us to take a big step into the future."

Source: HOB