You're about to get a new passenger in your BMW, and his name is Watson. On Thursday, the German automaker announced a new collaboration with IBM, in which the two companies will "work together to explore the role of Watson cognitive computing in personalizing the driving experience and creating more intuitive driver support systems for cars of the future." So even if you're not the smartest driver in the garage, BMW and IBM want to help. This is by no means the first time BMW has shown an interest in connected technology and the smart car space. Just a few months ago, the luxury car brand announced a number of initiatives around its mysteriously named "Strategy Number One," including self-driving technology, mobility, and vehicle-to-vehicle communication.
The artificial intelligence of IBM's (IBM) Watson will be used to make millions of General Motors (GM) cars smarter through a new partnership between the automaker and tech giant, the companies said Wednesday. Using what is known as a "cognitive mobility platform," the system will take the name OnStar Go and be installed in cars starting in early 2017. GM and IBM, in a joint statement, touted the platform's ability to help drivers save time and increase efficiency. Watson is the IBM technology once used to defeat humans on the quiz show "Jeopardy." Among the tasks the system will perform: help drivers avoid traffic when low on fuel, allow them to pay from their dashboard when they do get fuel, order coffee on the go or get news and in-vehicle entertainment tailored to their personalities and location in real time.
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