The entire automotive industry is focused on making driving safer after three years ago, 3100 people died and another 424.000 were injured because of reckless driving. Japanese company Honda is one of the agents that are currently fighting to avoid car accidents. They have partnered with SoftBank to create a sort of artificially intelligent co-pilot #automagic
SoftBank was the team behind this year Mobile World Congress Pepper, the robot that understood human emotions and reacted in consequence. Honda is no stranger to robotics, either; in 1996, it debuted Asimo, a robot that could dance, sing and grip. Now, the two are putting their collective genius in one pot to make AI products with sensors and cameras that can converse with drivers and make the whole experience behind the wheel more safe and relaxed.
The work will intensify from fall, when Honda is going to open a new AI laboratory in Tokyo. From that point on, keep your eyes open for a smart, cautious Siri to take the right seat.