The new Chrysler Portal is a vehicle based around the technologies within it – one of the most impressive being its new Panasonic Cognitive Infotainment platform.
Like the Portal, the new infotainment system was debuted at CES 2017. The platform, developed by Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, runs using IBM’s Watson computer system and other cloud technologies. As a result, Panasonic says the system features Watson protocol inputs such as Conversation, Natural Language Classifier, Text to Speech, Speech to Text and Personality Insights.
“Working together, we are creating an enhanced set of cognitive capabilities that can give drivers and passengers a superior, more accurate, just-in-time in-vehicle experience while allowing them to keep mobile,” Panasonic Automotive Systems president Tom Gebhardt said in a statement.
“Our partnership with Panasonic Automotive will enable a greatly enhanced driving experience,” said David Miller, General Manager, Global Industrial Sector. “Vehicles integrated with the Panasonic Cognitive Infotainment system hold the potential for new industry breakthroughs that provide an intelligent, personal assistant inside the car.”
The Portal’s infotainment system also has the ability to recognize various user’s faces and adjust the vehicles various settings based on the operator. At CES, Panasonic demonstrated further features, such as its ability to conduct quick e-Commerce transactions from the Portal. This features could find particular use when placing food orders, Panasonic says.
For further info on the Chrysler Portal concept’s cognitive user experience, check out the FCA video embedded below.