You DON’T NEED ChatGPT In Your Car – Here’s Why

From Transport Evolved.

This week, during CES 2024, Volkswagen confirmed that it would be bringing ChatGPT integration into its in-car voice assistant for MEB-based EVs and some of its newer internal combustion engine models.

But is Chat GPT really a good idea for a car? Is it needed? Is it just another way to make money through SAAS (Software As A Service?) And can AI be used by automakers in a more productive and beneficial way for everyone?

We have many thoughts…


00:00 – Introduction – SciFi and our hopes for AI.
02:52 – The Rise of Chat GPT
04:50 – Previous automakers attempts at voice recognition
06:54 – The reasons for including Chat GPT in cars
09:17 – Tackling distracted driving?
10:55 – AI as an excuse for poor vehicle HMI?
11:29 – The need for AI?
13:56 – The cynicism of AI
14:45 – The ulterior motive
15:47 – The need for always-on-Internet
17:01 – Privacy concerns
19:00 – AI voice assistants are overkill in cars – we have other priorities that are more important
20:13 – Science Fiction vs Science Fact
21:53 – Thanks, and Goodbye!



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Script: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Presenter: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Editor, Colorist: Michael Horton
Art and Animation: Erin Carlie
Producer: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
© Transport Evolved LLC, 2024

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