The mobility company Cerence showcased new technology at CES this month that reimagines the idea of an in-car voice assistant.
The technology, Cerence Co-Pilot, uses artificial intelligence and continuous learning to provide more intuitive in-vehicle assistance, with the ability to even anticipate a driver's needs before being prompted for assistance.
Cerence Chief Technology Officer Prateek Kathpal said the Co-Pilot technology works to connect various facets of a driver's life to the car, creating a much more personal in-vehicle assistance experience.
"The cars are now more software driven, but then they also have information within the car — which is sensor data, your personal data, your life that you're bringing into the car from the phone, environmental data and also the road-condition data," Kathpal told Automotive News via Zoom. "A true co-pilot needs to be aware of all that, but also guide you, inform you and help you along the way."