Posts Tagged ‘SoundHound’
Kia Motors claimed that the automaker would be offering artificial intelligence (A.I.), or at the very least smart devices in their vehicles by the end of 2019, 2020. So far, we haven’t seen any inclination of this since 2018, when Kia Motors announced a new contract with SoundHound, a speech and audio recognition company working on voice-recognition technologies. With all the talk about the Kia Seltos and its success, as usual, Kia Motors intends to test new technology on an already successful model. The automaker did the same, testing possibly the first phase of their separate sound zone technology in the Kia Telluride after the SUV spearheaded sales in March 2019.
Kia Motors, through the Hyundai Motor Group which it’s a part of, has a contract with SoundHound. Through this contract, the three are working on creating an Intelligent Personal Agent, or a smart device, but for automobiles. Like a smart device, the IPA (hah) can make suggestions and offer consumers remote control of both their car and home. SoudnHound even has a retail market device that is basically an Amazon Alexa clone, so nothing ground-breaking just yet.
Kia has been introducing some futuristic concepts lately. Namely, the Kia Telluride concept. Take a look at the interior. It definitely has a sci-fi look and feel to it. Like Mitsubishi, Kia has also been working on its own AI technology, and we could see vehicles with AI assistants as soon as 2019 if Kia Motors has anything to say about it.
We posted this video a few times on the Miami Lakes Automall blog, but so that no one has to go looking through the archives, here’s the concept movie Mitsubishi put out for its literal smart car with a virtual assistant.
Back in August, word was that Kia and Hyundai, being that the two are a part of the Hyundai Motor Group, struck a deal with a company called Kakao. If the name doesn’t sound familiar, don’t worry, we’ll recap. Back when the contract between Kakao, Kia, and Hyundai was signed, we talked a little about the business. Kakao, most well-known for its messaging app, Kakao Talk,” is a business built around communication, media and content, entertainment, and transportation. Constantly improving their product lineup with state-of-the-art technology, they’re currently working on AI technology that will be integrated in select cars by Hyundai and Kia.