TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Artificial intelligence and wireless connectivity are changing more than just self-driving cars.
At a panel at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars on Thursday, executives discussed the transformations coming inside and outside the car. While artificial intelligence and connectivity will accelerate the development of autonomous vehicles, they will also bring efficiencies to dealerships, supply chain and office operations.
“Artificial intelligence is transforming all processes, it’s a whole new way of computing” said Danny Shapiro, director of automotive at Nvidia.
The chipmaker has been supplying automakers with an artificial intelligence-powered super computer for self-driving cars. It’s now extending that technology to manufacturers’ business operations. In June, Nvidia said it was partnering with Volkswagen to develop these new applications outside the vehicle, enhancing sales, human relations and other operations.
German supplier ZF Friedrichshafen also sees new vehicle technologies increasing safety across its business, using predictive analytics to perform timely maintenance and digitalizing the shop floor to minimize workplace risks.
“We want to go from safety inside the car to safety everywhere,” Mamatha Chamarthi, ZF’s chief digital officer, said during the panel discussion on Thursday.