Japanese automaker Honda is taking a page from the science-fiction novels and turning it into a reality by coming up with a car that can feel human emotions.
Yes, that’s right- a car that can feel!
As bizarre as it sounds, the Japanese car-maker is integrating its ‘automated EV commuter vehicle’ with what it’s calling an ’emotion engine’, that can react to its driver’s emotions and interact with him. And the company is harnessing the power of artificial intelligence, robotics and big data to make this happen.
Honda said that its ‘Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem’ is going to be the theme for its participation at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that is scheduled to be held in January.
“Honda will feature interactive and immersive experiences designed to showcase a future technology path toward a redefined mobility experience,” the company said in a press release. The supercar will not only reduce traffic congestion but also make people’s lives better.
So does this mean that the car will start a casual conversation with the driver or calm him down in aggressive situations? Well, we won’t know anything for sure till the company gives a demo on January 5, next year. All we can do till then is sit tight and hope that the company is generous enough to give out few more hints!
Meanwhile, auto companies around the world are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to develop ‘smart cars’. Google and Tesla have already integrated their self-driving cars with AI. While the AI in Google’s self-driving car has already been classified as a ‘legal driver’ in the US, Tesla has given out a video explaining how the autonomous cars navigate.