Volkswagen and Mobvoi have joined forces to develop and implement artificial intelligence in cars.
The joint venture will see Volkswagen Group committing an investment of $180 million to the project.
The plan is to use Mobvoi’s voice recognition, natural language processing, and search technologies to “explore and provide the answer to the future of smart mobility”.
The venture will develop products for a range of VW models, as well as other brands.
Initial products will include Mobvoi’s existing smart rearview mirror, which provides navigation, points of interest search, instant messaging, and on-board infotainment via voice input.