SoftBank and Honda Partner to build up “Talking Car”


Japanese telecom and Internet Corporation SoftBank and automaker Honda have declared an exclusive partnership to expand knowledge that would allow future Honda vehicles to together talk to its drivers and read their emotions. On Thursday at an occasion in Tokyo, SoftBank creator Masayoshi Son invited attendees to imagine robots, with super cleverness, devoting themselves to individual. Captivating it a step additional, they commanded people to envisage a future in which cars themselves become supercomputers previous to vowing that Honda would be the primary to adopt such technology. The two will do this by using an array of in-car antenna and cameras to examine a driver’s speech, connect them in conversation and even offer assistance or advice.

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Though son conveyed that, it wouldn’t all be fresh technology. SoftBank’s robot, Pepper, would likely play various sort of role in the endeavor. If you recall, SoftBank previous this year has also further conveyed that, its fresh version of Pepper would be powered by Watson, IBM’s Jeopardy-playing supercomputer. But previous to Pepper shows up next to you in your Honda, it’ll be starting out as many young people do by working at a fast food joint. Readers of a certain age are no doubt conjuring up comparisons to KITT, the name of David Hasselhoff’s 1982 Pontiac Trans Am in the innovative Knight Rider series. Fun fact – KITT was voiced by William Daniels, the actor that starred as teacher and mentor George Feeny in the ‘90s teen sitcom Boy Meets World.

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