Hyundai Motor develops Group AI-based voice-recognition in-car solution

2021.02.19 14:06:11 | 2021.02.19 14:06:40

Hyundai Motor Group researchers are pictured testing the performance of a newly developed AI-based voice-recognition in-car system. [Photo by Hyundai Motor Group]이미지 확대

Hyundai Motor Group researchers are pictured testing the performance of a newly developed AI-based voice-recognition in-car system. [Photo by Hyundai Motor Group]

Hyundai Motor Group has developed an advanced voice-recognition in-car system powered by artificial intelligence, allowing easier human-car interaction and voice-activated assistance while driving.

The new connected car solution enables vehicle device control and other tasks like wireless navigation updates through natural language recognition, the automotive business group said on Thursday.

More than 2 million drivers currently subscribe to Hyundai’s connected car system that offers real-time traffic information, in-car payment system, and Valet Mode for privacy, among others.

But the latest solution is characterized by the addition of AI, allowing the car to follow human instructions based on natural language.

Customers can conveniently use various functions by pressing the voice recognition button while driving and speaking to the car equipped with the system which was designed to work in sync with Kakao`s artificial intelligence platform Kakao i. People can directly tell the car, such as, “Change the indoor mood light to red” or “Raise the passenger seat temperature to 25 Celsius degrees.”

Hyundai Motor Group is planning to install the newly developed voice recognition solution to vehicles to be rolled off the assembly line from the second half of this year. Customers who use the existing in-car system will also be able to use the solution through navigation software updates.

By Seo Jin-woo and Minu Kim

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