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Briefing – AI, machine learning and cars

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Not so long ago, the consumer electronics show (CES) was the place to exhibit the latest in computers, mobile devices and other electronic gadgets. It still is although the accent is changing. Every year, this Las Vegas tech fest attracts a rising tide of automotive suppliers taking space both inside and outside the convention centre halls. This month's management briefing turns the spotlight on some of those exhibitors operating in the brave new auto world of voice control, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Among those unveiling autonomous driving concepts at CES included Chrysler, Toyota, Honda and Faraday Future.


Development in the mobility technology ecosystem--how can 5G help?

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The current whirlwind of disruptions buffeting the automotive world have created a massive value-chain disconnect. When viewed through the lens of tomorrow's product requirements, one thing becomes clear: you can't easily get there from here. McKinsey has identified four major disruptions facing the industry today (Exhibit 1). Collectively known as "ACES"--for autonomous vehicles, connected cars, electrification, and shared mobility--these trends will ultimately drive a change in the way the automotive industry develops cars (see sidebar "ACES: The four trends shaping tomorrow's cars" for more detail). We believe tomorrow's cars will be autonomous, connected, electrified, and shared (ACES). They will be fully autonomous, with no driver.


Microsoft's connected vehicle platform presence at IAA, the Frankfurt Auto Show

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This post was co-authored by the extended Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP) team. A connected vehicle solution must enable a fleet of potentially millions of vehicles, distributed around the world, to deliver intuitive experiences including infotainment, entertainment, productivity, driver safety, driver assistance. In addition to these services in the vehicle, a connected vehicle solution is critical for fleet solutions like ride and car sharing as well as phone apps that incorporate the context of the user and the journey. Imagine you are driving to your vacation destination and you start your conference call from home while you are packing. When you transition to the shared vehicle, the route planning takes into account the best route for connectivity and easy driving and adjusts the microphone sensitivity during the call in the back seat.


Microsoft's connected vehicle platform presence at IAA, the Frankfurt Auto Show

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This post was co-authored by the extended Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP) team. A connected vehicle solution must enable a fleet of potentially millions of vehicles, distributed around the world, to deliver intuitive experiences including infotainment, entertainment, productivity, driver safety, driver assistance. In addition to these services in the vehicle, a connected vehicle solution is critical for fleet solutions like ride and car sharing as well as phone apps that incorporate the context of the user and the journey. Imagine you are driving to your vacation destination and you start your conference call from home while you are packing. When you transition to the shared vehicle, the route planning takes into account the best route for connectivity and easy driving and adjusts the microphone sensitivity during the call in the back seat.


Startups Spurring Innovation in Connected Car Technology

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Humans are not perfect drivers; we are vulnerable to many physical and emotional factors influencing our driving behavior. A study suggests that many road accidents occur due to a lack of response time for drivers. In order to make informed judgments, drivers need a smart assistance system that can predict a possible event beforehand and prevent a fatal crash or serious injuries. V2X is an intelligent transport system comprising of Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), and Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (V2P) communications. Biometric seat technology; autonomously managed municipality; and highway system are also part of advanced IoT technologies.