How Would You Like To Own A Car That Has It’s ‘Own Emotions’? Check This Out!
There have been dramatic shakeups in the motor industry in the past few years and it looks set to continue.
Once mighty giants are stumbling as complete newcomers look set to make major inroads into this competitive industry. Not to be left out of the action, Honda have made some interesting announcements. They recently shared the first glimpse of their forthcoming smart car which is an AI enabled electric car that in their words has the ability of “generating its own emotions”.
We will have to wait until January 5, 2017 where Honda will reveal the experimental new car at CES in Las Vegas. The new vehicle has been given the name NeuV for now and those at the CES will be able to experience the new technology for themselves. They announced, “Honda will feature interactive and immersive experiences designed to showcase a future technology path toward a redefined mobility experience,” I think that is geek speak for prepare to be amazed.
The NeuV is aimed at the commuter market and is fully automated. Honda have been releasing snippets about this project since July, saying that they have been hard at work with a few third party groups to create what they call an “emotion engine” in which car and driver can interact.
This is the statement they released: Through this joint research project, Honda and SoftBank will strive to enable mobility products to utilize conversations with the driver, together with other information obtained from various sensors and cameras installed on the mobility product, both to perceive the emotions of the driver and to engage in dialogue with the driver based on the vehicle’s own emotions.
Elon Musk and his Telsa group are currently making big waves in the electric car market and certainly causing all manufacturers to pay attention, not to mention the public. It will be interesting to see how this plays out and I look forward to learning more from CES in the New Year. As advanced as the new technology might be, I am not so sure I want my car reading my emotions, especially on the way to work on a Monday morning.