The complicated role of AI in future vehicles

Artificial Intelligence, which Hollywood latched onto decades ago as the technology motivating mankind-threatening computers, will slowly trickle into vehicles in the coming years, and its prospects for enhancing safety and the driver experience are likely far greater than its mythical past, experts say.

“AI is core to the future of transportation, no matter what sort of transportation that is,” says Mark Reuss, executive vice president-Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain at General Motors. “We hope the potential is limitless.”

AI is expected to one day be a decision-making superhero, fusing information from a roster of autonomous-vehicle sensors such as Lidar range detectors, precision radar, global positioning systems and a connected transportation ecosystem to deliver us to work or play safely and leisurely. This article first appeared in WardsAuto.


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