Volkswagen has announced the integration of artificial intelligence technology, ChatGPT, into its lineup of vehicles.
In collaboration with Cerence Chat Pro, Volkswagen becomes the first major manufacturer to incorporate this feature as standard practice. The latest models, including the ID.7, ID.4, ID.5, ID.3, Tiguan, Passat, and Golf, will be beneficiaries of this technological innovation.
This groundbreaking integration allows drivers to communicate with their vehicle’s navigation, climate control, and infotainment systems using voice control. Beyond these basic functionalities, leveraging the ChatGPT system enables Volkswagen’s IDA voice assistant to converse on general knowledge topics, paving the way for more intuitive, interactive, and naturalistic language exchanges between users and their vehicles.
Data privacy itself is integral to the design of the ChatGPT system. The system promises not to access any vehicle data and immediately deletes all questions and answers to uphold impeccable standards of user privacy.
The ChatGPT feature is slated to become a standard feature across many Volkswagen production vehicles starting in the second quarter of 2024, with initial availability in Europe. Currently in the approval stages for the US market, this feature promises to transform the driving experience for Volkswagen patrons.
Volkswagen’s bold move to introduce AI-powered ChatGPT technology is a testament to its commitment to revolutionizing the automotive industry. The upcoming integration of this feature is eagerly awaited by industry experts and customers alike, who anticipate the rise of a new era in in-vehicle systems control and user experience.