Technology Record - Issue 32: Spring 2024

26 TomTom develops AI-powered voice assistant Location technology provider TomTom is partnering with Microsoft to introduce an artificial intelligence-powered voice assistant for drivers. The solution is based on the Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service and is built into TomTom’s Digital Cockpit platform for vehicles. Users will be able to interact with the solution by voice and access entertainment, location search and vehicle command systems. Cerence to create ChatGPT-powered in-car experience Cerence, a provider of artificial intelligencepowered automobile solutions, has partnered with Microsoft to integrate OpenAI’s ChatGPT technology with its technology portfolio. The solution will allow users to access ChatGPT through Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service in vehicles using the in-car platform Cerence Assistant. Sony Honda Mobility to ‘redefine’ the driving experience Sony Honda Mobility (SHM), a Japanese joint venture automotive company established by Sony Group and Honda Motor in 2022 to produce battery electric vehicles, is collaborating with Microsoft to create an artificial intelligence-powered agent for its new electric car Afeela-EV, which will debut in 2025. According to Sony Honda Mobility, the company aims to “redefine” the relationship between people and mobility by creating an “emotional experience” for drivers and passengers. It hopes to achieve this by developing a conversational personal agent, which will be powered by Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service. MARKETWATCH