Drew covers infotainment, communication, connectivity and other vehicle technology focused on the user experience.
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Sophisticated virtual assistants embedded within vehicles are available, but they tend to be offered only on premium brands because they are costly to develop and implement. Aiming to fill this technology gap, Cerence, the automotive spinoff of voice-recognition expert Nuance, has just announced a turnkey automotive voice assistant that will enable automakers to quickly deploy in-vehicle voice assistants to meet growing consumer demand.
“As of 2025, every Bosch product will either contain artificial intelligence or will have been developed or manufactured with the help of AI,” says Michael Bolle, member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH.
Fullsize truck demand is roaring in the face of rising fuel prices and a declining market. Yet two Wards surveys of powertrain experts and auto engineers say the industry is investing heavily in electrification. Even so, a growing majority of engineers and designers say this investment will not be enough to meet current Federal CAFE standards. A panel of Wards editors will walk attendees through the data and shed light on the confusion. – Presented by Editors and Analysts from Wards Intelligence and WardsAuto.
The new high-power 48V system is targeted first at Europe but could be used in U.S. midsize or fullsize SUVs as a starter-generator hybrid application and to supply juice for devices such as power tools.
GM saw double-digit sales gains in March thanks to CUVs, pickups and an extra selling day.
The Santa Fe’s smooth, sculpted exterior has been replaced with blocky, muscular lines, pronounced fender flares and a more SUV-like stance.