Hyundai’s Intelligent Personal Agent: Taking Connectivity to New Levels of Interactivity
As you know, today’s buyers are all about staying “connected.” That’s why features like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ are so popular. But as the saying goes, “You ain’t seen nothing yet!”
At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Hyundai unveiled the Intelligent Personal Agent, which was demonstrated via a connected car cockpit equipped with the feature. To activate the system, you just say, “Hi, Hyundai.” This new voice-enabled virtual assistant system will be deployed in new models set to roll out as early as 2019.
Hyundai developed this technology alongside Silicon Valley-based SoundHound Inc., the leading innovator in voice-enabled artificial intelligence (AI) and conversational intelligence technologies.
Intelligent Personal Agent will allow drivers to use voice commands for many different operations and real-time data. In addition, it is unique in that it also acts as a proactive assistant, predicting the driver’s needs and providing useful information. For instance, the system may give an early reminder of an upcoming meeting and suggest departure times that account for current traffic conditions. In addition, the Intelligent Personal Agent supports a “car-to-home” service, enabling the driver to control electronic devices at home with simple voice commands.
The Intelligent Personal Agent sets itself apart from the competition with its “multiple-command recognition” function. When the user says, “Tell me what the weather will be like tomorrow and turn off the lights in our living room,” the system recognizes two separate commands in the same sentence and completes each task separately.
Intelligent Personal Assistant is based on SoundHound’s Houndify AI platform, optimized for in-vehicle applications. When activated, the system reacts to the driver’s voice commands or questions by communicating with SoundHound AI server to search for the requested information or complete a task.
This is another example of better in action—and it will be here before you know it.